Hello Needlework Business Owners!
We’re excited that you are here! This is the official headquarters of the 2015 Harvest Market Hop. This wholesale-only, online needlework trade show is the first of its kind. This show is a vendor-organized, cooperative effort established for these reasons.
- Vendors miss being in touch with shop owners at this time of year.
- We want to offer you a great selection of new products so you can create fantastic fall events in your shops!
- We recognize the need to encourage the presentation of new products normally offered outside of traditional distribution because of cost restrictions.
- Buyers will benefit from the opportunity to shop without the cost of travel.
This event is not intended to replace the Nashville Needlework Market but rather to fill a void left by the St. Charles Market.
How to shop the Harvest Market Hop:
Set aside time to really focus on the show. We have a wonderful list of vendors and products and we want you to be able to see all of them! While taking time to travel is not an obstacle of this show, making time in your everyday routine will be. We encourage you to shop from your office or from home so you can avoid the constant interruptions of the shop.
During the show, the home page of the website is where you can go to be social with the vendors. Each participating vendor will have a blog post (listed A-Z) for you to read. They will each talk about (and show pictures) what’s new with their business and what special products they’re featuring for the show. Feel free to leave comments on each post for the vendor and check back for their responses!
Make a List
We all know how hard it is to stay organized at a show. To help, we’re creating a Shopping List. The list will include product and pricing information for all of the vendors. Feel free to print it out and take notes!
Hop Till You Drop
On the hop page of the website, you will find a list of the vendors. During the show each vendor will link to a spot on THEIR OWN website where they’ll show you what they’re featuring. This way they can give you more detailed information about each of their new products. Look for things like stitch count, linen and thread information, etc. on these pages. Be sure to take notes on your Shopping List as you go.
Don’t Hop and Stop
There are lots of vendors and products to see. Resist the urge to just hit your favorites and then stop. Please take the time to see what everyone is offering.
Plan a Market Day
Each vendor (unless otherwise noted) is planning to ship your orders the week of September 14th. We hope you will plan a Market Day event in your shop for your customers to come and see what you found!
Keep it Quiet
The vendors are asking buyers NOT to share photos of their Harvest Market Hop products until the show is closed. We want the shops who take the time to participate in the show to get priority for their orders. After the show concludes you may share as you always do, with the permission of the vendor.