Justine opened Cast Away Yarn Shop in 2008. After 5 years in a lovely 4th street storefront, she moved around the corner into Cast Away's current location in the historic 1906 building: a beautiful and enormous space in the heart of Railroad Square. This amazing 1906 brick warehouse loft is 4000 square feet of yarn, needles, notions, bags, looms, and gifts.
In the summer of 2017 Justine's daughter Cleo, a recent art school graduate, came aboard as partner. Cleo brings experience in knitwear design, photography, graphic design and web design.
In the summer of 2018 Cast Away launched a Kickstarter for their new online pattern reading program called Placemarker, which Cleo developed while in college. Read more about Placemarker here.