Trammel and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Germany for the Handerbeit and Hobby tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. It was our first time attending the show so it was a huge learning experience. The fact that we didn't speak German wasn't great BUT despite that we managed to get new orders from a handful of German stores that we're really excited about. Two of the shops, HAND-WERK in Hamburg and the online shop www.naturesluxury.com already have yarn and there will be 6 more stores in Germany coming soon. If you'd like to visit these shops, there's more info up on our stockist page. On top of that, we have a few new orders sprinkled in countries all over Europe.
In other news, I'm headed back to India to check out the spinners progress next week and work on new ideas. Exhausted with the thought of another trip but excited to meet the new ladies we've hired. On top of that our pattern booklets should be available right here on the site very soon, stay tuned! Last but not least, our yarns are going to be used in an Anthropologie sweater for their wedding collection and in a holiday sweater for Free People. We are over the moon excited! Below are some fun pics from our time in Germany.
Getting ready for the show in out HUGE booth. It was one of the last ones they had left and much bigger than what we're used to!
The gorgeous models from the fashion show loved the yarn! Sent them home with a few skeins.
Store buyers from the Netherlands checking out our yarn!
Talking yarn with our friends from Greece...
Had to have this giant German pretzel!! I think we ate it all!
Silly pic of Trammel & I with the dummy!