This month's NEAFP Note made it out the door just in time!
Topics Include: Shearing Weekend, Browse Products by Fiber Requirement, News Articles of Interest, and Upcoming Fiber Collections for the 2nd half of 2012!
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Upcoming Fiber Collections for 2012
Put your fiber to work without breaking the bank on shipping costs! We highly recommend you participate in one of our upcoming fiber collections to help increase your profit margins. We will haul your fiber back to our mill free of charge and get it into the manufacturing chain as quickly as possible. By far the most cost effective way to take advantage of our fiber pricing and pay below wholesale on our finished goods.
We also will deliver orders to shows for free! Just place your order online within a week of the show and let us know you'd like to pick it up.
Save the Dates!
EMPIRE Extravaganza Alpaca Show - October 12th to 14th
Green Mountain Alpaca Spectacular - October 21st and 22nd
VAOBA Expo - December 8th & 9th
New Guide: Fiber Collection Guide
In 2011 the amount of fiber we collected at collections tripled from the previous year and we learned a lot along the way in handling the increase in volume. We want 2012's fiber collections to run as smooth as possible in order to quickly and accurately get everyone's fiber checked in to their fiber bank accounts. To do so, we sat down and put together this Fiber Collection Guide, it covers the most important aspects of participating in one of our fiber collections.
A must see for all alpaca farms planning on participating in one of this year's fiber collections!
Download: NEAFP Fiber Collection Guide (PDF)
We are excited to announce our latest project, the 2012 NEAFP Product Photoshoot!
Our goal was to showcase our alpaca products in action out in the wild. While brainstorming with the photographer about the look and feel of the shoot, we soon realized we are blessed to live in such a beautiful coastal New England town. We spent a few days with family and friends, setting up on several locations across our hometown, Westport, MA.
Locations ranged from Chris and Shelley's alpaca farm, Golden Touch Farm, to Horseneck Beach with many in between.
The combination of our amazing models, locations, photographer, and products has turned out to be a recipe for success. The New England heart and soul has been captured in this photoshoot, and we couldn't be happier with the finished results!
Keep your eyes peeled as these photos begin to creep up in our online product catalog.
In our cleaning adventures today we stumbled across a handful of High Calf Socks - Size Medium - with Red Bands that we would like to closeout. These socks are in perfect shape and come labeled, we just will no longer be offering them in the red color so stock up now!
Marked down over 40% with no fiber required! -> Grab them here
There has been an overwhelming response to our Spring Closeout announcement!
As of 4pm 3/26:
The Abnormal Mittens are now sold out.
The Abnormal Survival Socks are about halfway gone. We still have dozens in all 4 sizes but LARGE and X-Large are getting low. As we sell out of them in certain sizes we will be keeping this space updated with the latest info.
We are happy to announce that our boot inserts are now available in Medium, Large, and X-Large.
We've listened to your feedback and believe these inserts will become even more popular with the new size offerings!
We wanted to let everyone know that our office and mill will be closed for a week starting on March 11th, 2012. All orders placed during this time will be processed and shipped out starting March 19th. All customer support inquiries will also be answered on 3/19/2012.
All orders placed before 3/10 that meet their requirements will be shipped out before our mill and office close so plan accordingly!
We've also updated our F.A.Q. page so if you are having a support issue double check that!
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This month's newsletter announces our upcoming Fiber Collections, the release of a new Fiber Collection Guide, and product improvement for 2012! Be sure to check it out and download our new Fiber Collection guide.
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We wanted to start off 2012 on the right foot with a brand new item, just in time for the frigid winter months!
We also will be running a fiber collection in Missouri this July, full details in the newsletter.
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Just as the frigid air moves it's way across the United States, we are happy to announce the latest addition to our product catalog. Our new Bouclé Lined Alpaca Mittens are sure to be a hit. We have combined a thick outer shell knit from our soft U.S. alpaca yarn with an ultra-fine bouclé style acrylic lining. The combination will keep hands warm and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. Limited manufacturing run, sold in 6 packs while inventory lasts.
Available at both Fiber and Wholesale pricing!
It's the busiest time of year for everyone so we wanted to give a heads up on our current shipping time tables so you can plan accordingly when ordering.
Currently orders placed that meet their requirements are shipping in 1-2 days and our goal is to keep this pace through the upcoming holidays.
Here is a UPS Ground Time Table Map
Need your products for the holidays or an upcoming event? Let us know in "Customer Notes" at checkout and we will adjust shipping as needed.
Thanks again for another record breaking year. 2011 has proven to be the most exciting year to date for the U.S. alpaca fiber industry and we look forward to riding this wave of momentum right into 2012!
NEAFP's Mill & Office will be closed 12/24 through 12/27 and then again on 1/2/2012.
We just wanted to give everyone a heads up that NEAFP will be closed this Thursday and Friday, the 24th and 25th, for Thanksgiving.
Orders placed by 11am on Wednesday the 23rd that meet all their requirements will ship out that same day.
Thank you for your continued business and we hope you all have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! We all have a tremendous amount to be thankful for!
Sale has ended! Thank you all!
It's time to stock up in preparation for the winter storm's on the horizon! We are pleased to announce our latest sale:
Before the Storm Sale!
November 1st through November 15th, 2011
Free UPS Ground Shipping on All Order's over $350
+ 10% OFF the Following Products:
- Classic Watch Cap - Dozen
- Ribbed Knit Scarves - Dozen
- Camouflage Masks - Dozen
Qualifying items are already discounted in the product catalog for both fiber price and wholesale customers! Free Shipping will automatically appear in your shopping cart when your order qualifies!
During this time period we experience an extremely high volume of orders so please consider this when placing orders needed for upcoming events. If you need your products by a certain date, let us know in the 'Customer Notes' section at checkout so we can plan our order queue and adjust shipping as needed.
UPS Ground Timeframe Map
During this busy season we are taking about 2 to 3 days to get orders that meet all their requirements out the door. Use the above map from UPS to help plan your ordering out for the winter months.
Thank you for making this another record setting year! We look forward to servicing your needs in this upcoming busy season storm!
UPCOMING FIBER COLLECTION / ORDER DROP OFF
11/12 and 11/13 - New England Coastal Classic - Worcester, MA
We will have our booth setup showcasing our newest products and providing information to new and existing customers. Chris will also be giving a seminar on the current state of the U.S. Alpaca Industry and how New England alpaca farms can position themselves to benefit from it.
Free DELIVERY to the Show, just place your order a few days in advance and let us know in the Customer Notes section you plan on picking it up!
Here in New England the temperature and leaves are finally starting to fall. In this month's NEAFP Note newsletter we share the Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast for the entire United States, as well as list out the upcoming fiber collections and how you can participate in them.
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This month's NEAFP Note is a big one (that's why it took until 2 days left in the month to send). We cover some major improvements on existing products, analyze last month's NEAFP Poll results, and list out all the upcoming fiber collections.
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Fall Show and Event season is just around the corner, here's a list of upcoming fiber collections.
Save on Shipping and Handling both ways by having us deliver your order to any of these upcoming shows at no additional charge. Just let us know at checkout you plan on picking it up and at what event and we will deduct the shipping charges. Please place your orders at least 3 days before the start of the event so we can ensure they are packed and ready for you!
10/1 - The Big E Alpaca Show - Springfield, MA
Our booth is setup in the Fiber Nook area with all of our newest products on display. Shelley will be there all day on Saturday, 10/1 for the Alpaca Show to answer any questions as well as run a fiber collection. If you plan on dropping off fiber, give her a call @ 508 642 9313 to arrange a time to drop your fiber off at our trailer.
10/14 - 10/16 - Green Mountain Alpaca Show - Essex Junction, VT
NEAFP will be vending samples of our products at our booth, running a fiber collection, as well as giving a seminar on the current state of the U.S. Alpaca Fiber Industry and your potential role in it. Swing by our booth to coordinate a time to drop your fiber off at our trailer!
10/22 - 10/23 - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza 2011 - Syracuse, NY
Swing by our booth to get your eyes and hands on our newest products, purchase samples, and drop off fiber to save on Shipping and Handling.
11/11 - 11-13 - New England Alpaca Classic Show - Worcester, MA
As we confirm more shows we will be adding them to the list as well sending out an email blast to our NEAFP Note mailing lists.