Jimmy Beans Wool buys Madelinetosh
By Mark Hayhurst 01 Nov 2019
Jimmy Beans, a market leading retailer of yarn and accessories for knitters and makers, have reached a deal to acquire Madelinetosh, the largest hand-dyed yarn producer in the USA.
Currently, Madelinetosh yarn is sold in countless independently-owned yarn and craft stores around the world.
This is their largest acquisition, and with Madelinetosh, Jimmy Beans will be adding a major yarn brand to their roster of notable companies, having recently purchased two popular bag and accessories companies, Namaste in 2018 and della Q in 2019.
Laura Zander, Co-Founder of Jimmy Beans, said: “Yarn is such an important part of Jimmy Beans’ DNA and with the addition of Madelinetosh, it feels like a match made in yarn heaven. We’ve been carrying Madelinetosh for years and to see what Amy and John have created is remarkable. Their eye for colour and ability to take dyeing from their kitchen to becoming the largest hand-dyer in the country is just incredible. We hope that we can continue their legacy, while adding our customer service and marketing touch to the brand!”
For now, Madelinetosh headquarters and team will remain in Fort Worth, TX , with additional operational and sales support coming from Jimmy Beans headquarters in Reno, NV. Madelinetosh will continue to hand-dye luxury yarns in a variety of fibres and weights, available in over 100 colourways, ranging from their signature speckles and tonals to variegated and stunning brights. Jimmy Beans will continue to sell Madelinetosh yarn along with their extensive line-up of yarns through their website, retail store and at consumer trade shows throughout the country.
Jimmy Beans will be selling the latest Madelinetosh yarns, patterns and kits at STITCHES SoCal, November 14-17, 2019 and VK Live NY, January 17-19, 2020.
Madelinetosh will continue to be sold at select yarn and retail craft stores all over the world and at www.JimmyBeansWool.com and www.Madelinetosh.com