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NACTA’s Meet the maker tour visits Saol Knitwear in County Mayo

NACTA’s Meet the maker tour visits Saol Knitwear in County Mayo

15th Nov 2023

On October 19th, Saol had the pleasure of welcoming participants from the NACTA Meet the maker tour to our Mayo factory. The visit was a great opportunity for us at Saol to offer some insights into our knitting process and explain the additional steps we take with our knitwear. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it was lovely to chat with some of our customers and meet some new potential customers too.

The Celtic market is a niche one that has a huge importance and impact on our community. NACTA aims to help bring together Irish businesses and customers. They do so by offering networking opportunities for retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and designers from the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. As a member of NACTA, Saol took part in the Meet the maker tour, an annual event that allows businesses to share their plans and unique experiences in the industry of Celtic goods.

We were happy to see some of our existing customers participate in this meeting and we were delighted to be able to show them the production of our Aran sweaters that they have been selling for the last few years in their stores. We took this opportunity to showcase our knitting machines in action, discuss what yarns are being used, and share our latest updates and innovations. We also explained the benefits of the additional steps we are taking such as washing, drying, and preshrinking our garments to ensure their highest quality.

We also discussed our dedication to our B2B accounts and how this is shown by not selling directly under the Saol brand. We then walked them through the additional services we provide such as no MOQs and dropshipping in the US and Canada.

At the end of the meeting, we shared our enthusiasm about some of our plans for the future with new colors, custom designs and the opportunity for accounts to create their own label. We are more than happy to be part of this network, and looking forward to more events that connect us to our customers.