Kris Pinkerton is a great example of a woman who found a rewarding new career by happenstance.
Her son Jack was wearing cloth diapers with plastic diaper covers, but the trapped moisture and heat was causing him to get heat rash. She discovered that wool covers over cloth diapers were a great natural option.
Three years later, Pinkerton now has her own successful online store called Resweater, where she sells old, unwanted wool sweaters to crafty types who make all sorts of cool items from them. She also has a Resweater blog where she sings the praises of wool, shows what you can make from recycled wool, and even has “Tutorial Tuesdays,” where she gives detailed instructions. (A recent post was how to make a pair of running pants out of a big merino wool sweater.)
Her own products include wool dryer balls, wool & cashmere hats and mittens, and wool and cashmere diaper covers so adorable and soft that you will want to have another baby just to use them.
She does not sell her own products online, but does sell her wares at local craft shows, and you can keep track of her schedule on her Facebook page.