Trade Show 101 with Taiu Landra of Koigu and Jennifer Moore of Monaluna Fabrics
Exhibiting at a trade show is a tremendous opportunity to grow your brand, expand your reach, and forge important connections. How do you make the most of it?
In this panel discussion moderated by Lisa Chamoff of IndieUntangled, you’ll learn from experts in the yarn and fabric industry who have been exhibiting at trade shows for years. They’ll share:
- How to plan an attractive, engaging, and affordable booth
- What you need to have on hand to make the most of your time at the show
- Follow-up methods that strengthen and leverage the connections you make
And so much more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions live.
Friday, January 21 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Taiu Landra is the owner of Koigu, a yarn company known for its color techniques. She’s been the CEO and president of Kiogu since 1991. Taiu works at Koigu along with her mother, Maie, and daughter, Kersti. Koigu has supplied top-quality handpainted merino yarn and exquisite knitting designs to consumers across North America. Its unique, rich palette has ignited a passion for color and quality in the knitting world for decades.
Jennifer Moore is an artist, designer and the owner of Monaluna, an organic fabric company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2010, Jennifer has been designing and producing modern fabrics for the quilt and home sewing industries, all made in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Jennifer strives to create fabrics that will spark creativity and inspiration in makers everywhere.
Both sessions will be moderated by Lisa Chamoff. Lisa launched Indie Untangled, a marketplace and blog that promotes the work of yarn dyers, pattern designers and crafters of fiber craft-related accessories, in 2014. It has since grown to include events like the Rhinebeck Trunk Show and the Industry Untangled virtual wholesale show, and the sale of exclusive colorways and products developed in partnership with other small businesses. In 2022, Lisa will be partnering with h+h americas for the Indie Untangled Newcomer Pavilion to help solo-preneurs and small startups in all segments of the craft industry take advantage of this trade show opportunity with support and guidance.
Wholesale 101 with Katy Westcott of Katrinkles and Charan Sachar of Creative With Clay
Would you like to see your products for sale in shops all over the country? Find out what it takes to make it happen. In this panel discussion moderated by Lisa Chamoff of IndieUntangled, you’ll learn from makers who have been wholesaling their products to stores for years. They’ll share:
- How to price your work for profit
- Packaging and display tips
- Methods to solicit and track store relationships
And so much more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions live!
Friday, January 21 from 1:30-2:30 pm EST
Charan Sachar is an artist whose work reflects his passion for the fiber arts, like knitting, spinning and weaving. He uses it as an inspiration for his clay work, decorating the surfaces to represent his love for fiber, keeping functionality and uniqueness in mind. He has been selling his work through galleries and yarn shops since 2009. His work can be seen at www.creativewithclay.com
Katy Westcott graduated from RISD as a jewelry and metalsmithing major and has worked in fine jewelry in New York City and costume jewelry in Rhode Island. She now owns and runs Katrinkles, making craft supplies for hand knitters and crafters with the help of six laser machines and a team of ten dedicated, talented people. Katrinkles products are sold online and to retailers all over the world. Each piece is designed, manufactured and hand finished in Providence, RI.