I had the opportunity to visit Berroco yarn with a few members of the Annie’s team. Berroco is located in Rhode Island, two short plane rides away from me in Southern Ohio. Visiting a yarn company is a designer’s dream come true. It was very much like being a kid in a candy store!
Here are a few of the highlights…
Annie’s Yarn buyer, Kortney, looks at the newest garments in the newest yarns. She is always at work choosing the yarns she thinks you’ll like in colors and price points you’ll love. Check out Annie’s extensive yarn selection HERE.
A sneak peek at the space of the design team. Berroco employs 20 in-house staff. It’s a family owned company that goes back SIX generations! Their history is fascinating and much of it can be found on their website. I found the story of how the name ‘Berroco’ came to be very interesting! Berroco is NOT the family name… exactly. And because of the history, I will henceforth be able to spell Berroco correctly without questioning how many “r’s” and how many “c’s”.
We enjoyed a tour of the warehouse space by owner, Warren Wheelock. Also pictured with Warren is part of the Annie’s team. L-R: Connie Ellison, Kortney the yarn buyer, Michele Fortune (in front, VP of Product), Warren, Kara Gott-Warner, Editor of Creative Knitting and Director of Knit & Crochet.
Kara poses with some of the huge cones of yarn that will be “put-up” into hanks or skeins. I have a few more photos that I’ll post in a few days. Thank you, Berroco team, for an amazing visit!