Last weekend, several of us from the office flew out to Ohio to go to the The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) Market. If you are not familiar with TNNA, this is an industry-only event for wholesale vendors to show off their wares. Alison & Angela attended the one in Long Beach, CA back in January and had a great response, so for the market in Columbus OH, we sent out more people and had a bigger booth!
Jenny and I arrived early to do the set up on Friday, then Angela & Alison, as well as Brent & Jeannine who head up our wholesale department, arrived in time for the show to begin!
Here’s a cute picture of Brent & Angela at the booth…
and one of Jenny & Jeaninne, assisting a new customer.
One of the best things that came out of the whole experience was hearing from local yarn stores about how excited they are to be carrying the Knit Picks needles & tools! We also had new-to-us local yarn stores asking about signing up for wholesale accounts because their customers were requesting our needles be sold in their shops. A big thanks to all of our customers, you all are amazing!
We have a list of all of the yarn stores that currently carry our needles listed right here, so if your favorite store isn’t carrying them already, let them know that they can contact us for more information. From personal experience, I love that my one of my favorite LYSs, Happy Knits, carries them, as I discovered right before I left that I didn’t have the right size needle to finish a sweater I’m working on – so I could just pop on in to buy it right away!
We had such a good time, we didn’t want to leave!
We have a lot more fun stuff we can’t wait to share with you from TNNA so stay tuned!