“My name is Trine Bertelsen, I am a yarn wholesaler and the owner of CaMaRose.dk.
I founded my company in 2010, under the name Strikkebogen.dk, it started as a web shop, with my own designs for babies and children patterns.
In late 2010, I started importing yarn from Peru and started wholesaling to other shops.
I started with only Pima cotton and Lama cotton 1/2, but soon I began to expand the range and developed new qualities such as Lamatweed.
I have been designing and writing knitting and crochet patterns since 2008. Before founding my own business, I worked as a freelance knit designer for other wholesalers in Denmark and abroad, for weekly magazines and knitting magazines. The experience I gained from working for others has been absolutely indispensable and I am even convinced that designing and writing a good knitting/crochet pattern is something that takes many years to learn and it is something that is always developing.
From the very beginning of 2010, my 3 children have inspired me to design and are my daily sources of inspiration. This is the reason why I chose to change the name of my company from the Strikkebogen to CaMaRose.dk, it is an abbreviation of my 3 children’s names, Carl-Emil, Mathilde, and Anna-Rose.
My mission, from the beginning, was to be able to sell good quality yarn under my own name, which is affordable and not available elsewhere. I chose to work with suppliers who comply with ethical and environmental regulations with regard to animals and the environment in the production of yarn. In addition to this, I wanted to design knitting and crochet patterns that are easily available and fashionable.