February 20th, 2012
Beautiful fibers come from all over the world, so we at Lion Brand travel the world to bring you fibers that you’ll love. We bring you Superwash Merino Cashmere and LB Collection® Cashmere from Italy, whose mills are known for luxurious yarns and fabrics. We bring you LB Collection® Baby Alpaca from Peru, where they’ve been raising them for thousands of years, and also LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel from Japan, where the yarn culture is always cutting edge.
But did you know that some of our most popular yarns like Homespun and Hometown USA are made in the USA? In fact, the mill that makes Homespun and Holiday Homespun is a wonderful, historic facility in New Hampshire that was built in 1864 and running on hydroelectric power since 1915. I’ve visited the mill a few times myself, and you can read about one of my visits by clicking here.
In addition to those yarn lines, we also make the following yarns in the USA (and we’re adding more in the coming year):
- LB Collection® Pure Wool
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Merino
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Roving Wool
- Nature’s Choice Organic® Cotton
- Silky Twist
- Vanna’s Colors
We have two more USA-made lines coming out this year, so look out for announcements about them too! UPDATE: Check out Kitchen Cotton for another American-made product (another one is on the way).
There are so many wonderful fibers from so many incredible yarn cultures, but for those of you who are looking for USA-made products, we hope that you’ll consider these yarn lines.
The pattern shown above is the knit Lion Country Afghan; click here to see the pattern on LionBrand.com.