See Your Products in PLY
In our continuing quest to support indie businesses, we like to feature their products in the pages of PLY. We do this in a few different ways for different types of items.
Wheels: We believe that each wheel can be the perfect wheel for some spinner and so we try and feature as many different wheels as we can in each issue. Each wheel we have isn’t in every issue but we try to match the technique/article up with a appropriate wheel and to make sure that all the wheels we have get featured as often as possible.
Tools: We shoot almost all of our photography inhouse. That means that we need lots of tools and fiber-related props to fill out a photo. Whether it’s a pair of handcombs, a spindle, a WPI tool, or some new storage device, we might have the perfect place for it. Feel free to send these items (though there’s no guarantee if and when we’ll use it) but please be sure to attach a tag to it with the shop name, e-mail address, and URL so that if/when we do use it, we can mention where our readers can find it on our Independent spinner page.
Fiber: Every project in every issue needs fiber support. Sometimes we need a very specific fiber, a particular preparation, or a precise dye job, and sometimes we just need fiber! If you’d like to be alerted to when we need fiber or spinners to spin it, sign up here — Sign up here. if you see a mood board come across that you think you’d be perfect for, let us know again, we won’t be annoyed at your persistence.
When you provide fiber support for a project, we require twice as much as the project calls for, the first portion is for the project and the other for the photographs and the social media give-away so that one reader has the exact fiber to spin for the project. We also need a URL for our Independent Spinner page which is always in the first 10 pages of each issue.
Something new or hot or rare — fiber, tools, events: Our SCENE page in the magazine features new and exciting things on the spinning scene. Sometimes these relate to the theme, but not always. If you’re making/planning something new you think people should know about, let us know! If you are featured on the SCENE page we will need the item (if it is an item) or a press-quality photo, a 100 word description, and a URL where the item is available.
To send us your product for review, please send to the following address:
P.O. Box 3329
Kansas City, KS
If you’d like to chit chat about any of this, email Beth at contact.us@plymagazine or call her at 816-598-7830 and she’ll do her best to help!
*PLY Magazine will try it’s best to include items that are sent but is under no obligation. No promises of use or time frames should be inferred. Items sent become the property of PLY Magazine and may be photographed, used in photoshoots, editorialized, and/or used as prizes or giveaways (but we promise to promote the source when we do so).