Maybe we haven’t met before. We’re Louet North America! We’re passionate about bringing you the highest-quality knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving supplies, backed by our top-notch customer service and unbeatable warranty. We’ve been a family-owned company in the fiber world for over 40 years.
We fabricate Kollage Square Knitting Needles & Crochet Hooks entirely in North America, with most of the manufacturing steps taking place on our property. We don’t smelt the aluminum ourselves (we buy that from a plant in the US), but we do basically everything else! We’re exceptionally proud to bring a high-quality, North-American-made product to the market that’s made with exquisite quality control and backed by a lifetime warranty. That’s what we’re about. And we hope that’s what you’re into, too.
We focus on environmentally-sustainable practices, featuring certified organic weaving yarns and merino wool from non-mulesed sheep. By offering only the highest-quality products, we give consumers the opportunity to invest in tools that will last a lifetime. You won’t see anything disposable or ‘use-for-just-one-year’ in our product line.
We also have a fervent desire to support local economies. That’s why we work closely with local yarn stores (LYSs) to distribute our products. We’re knitters and weavers, too… and we learned (and became obsessed) with our crafts by meeting like-minded people, regularly, in shops close to our home. The LYS is a community-building tradition that is uniquely found in North America (although, some shops in Europe are catching on and starting to put tables in!)… and we want to make sure it’s here to stay for the next generation of crafters. And we’re doing whatever we can to make sure that happens.
Our company started when founder Trudy Van Stralen began dyeing and spinning her own yarns to sell in her yarn shop, Hilltop Wools. Trudy had learned to knit at a young age during the post WWII years in Holland, and in the 1970’s, as a fiber artist, dyeing wool and yarn, she taught herself to spin and weave. She developed a reputation in the hand dyeing community, dyeing with nature’s palette and creating wonderful color ranges of spinning fibers and yarn. She sold her dyed fibers from her small shop, in the same location that Louet North America now calls home.
Over the years, we’ve grown into a wholesale company that encompasses our own yarn lines, pattern designs, distributing Louet spinning wheels & weaving looms and manufacturing of Kollage Square knitting needles. Trudy’s son, Dave, runs the company from the same location as that original yarn shop in rural Ontario.
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Thanks for joining us on our fiber journey!