h+h Americas 2022

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Happy Valley, News, Rodanthe, Shaniko Wool Company(TM)

Last week, the team from Meridian Mill House visited h+h Americas in Rosemont, Illinois. It was an energetic show that enabled us to finally show off everything we have worked for since 2020, including our US yarns, which are milled onsite here in North Carolina with wool grown in the USA. Attendees were delighted to find a US mill that offers a reliable source of high quality, undyed yarn with one-skein minimums. Our yarns ship next day and we work diligently to keep our stock levels high.

We featured both sides of our business in our booth. This included  displaying the vast selection of undyed yarns that we spin here in Ranlo at our mill. Attendees couldn’t help themselves once they saw our yarn and top and had to touch and feel!

We were shocked by the large number of yarn lovers that attended the show. The people who visited our booth were so invigorated and enthusiastic! We should not be surprised by this since yarn lovers are the best clientele. There were many yarnies who just kept coming back to our booth for one more touch and feel, or to bring a friend. Speaking of friends, we need to show our gratitude for those of you who have shared us with your friends and colleagues!

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The other feature of our display was our roving. We brought our Shaniko Wool, US Merino/Rambouillet breed, which is certified under the Responsible Wool Standard – a new global ranching standard that protects both the sheep and the land.

The hand spinners couldn’t believe the difference between Shaniko Wool and our US Merino. Have you felt the difference? Try a sample of our Duck Top and Rodanthe Top, then let us know what you think! I believe the showstopper at h+h was our Little Switzerland Top, 80% SW Shaniko/20% Stellina. It is as glitzy as the Ritz!

The other side of our booth showcased our full capabilities as a spinning mill and dyehouse. We displayed our full package, dyed yarns that leave our mill ready to be sold in stores nationwide. Our custom spin minimum is only 220 kilograms and 40 kilograms per solid color. We can finish yarns in cones, hank, or ball form. We also can place custom bands and packaging on yarns.

If you are looking for a proprietary yarn, we would love to talk to you about a custom US-spun and dyed finished product. For more info on how we can help you bring a fabulous new, proprietary yarn to market, please fill out the contact form below.

9 + 10 =

Since this was the first-time h+h had been in America, we weren’t sure what to expect. The organization of h+h and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center surpassed our expectations. I highly encourage you to attend or exhibit next year. It will be at the same place and held on the same days. It was a wonderful visit to the windy city, and we hope to be there again next year!

Hannah Everhart

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