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NEAFP Note: New Year, New Scarf, & New Sale!
January 2016
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Although 2015's winter weather started off rather mild across most of the country, U.S. alpaca farms set new records in fiber coming in for processing & finished products going out. It's wonderful to see the maturation of the U.S. alpaca industry with a shifting focus on the fiber side of the business and we are humbled to be a part of it.

2015 was a transitional year for NEAFP as we made adjustments to handle the "new normal" volume of fiber coming in, expanding production runs, and managing more complex schedules. This past year we made the biggest move in our 18 year history and have begun making our new space feel like home.

Our expansion has made room  to bring more processes under our roof to help alleviate certain production bottle necks. Over the last 18 months we have brought washing, drying, finishing, dyeing, product design, & much of sewing in house.

To help get a head of exponential growth in finished product demand, we doubled the size of our initial call for the Fiber Purchasing Program and ended up purchasing almost quadruple that. We purchased U.S. grown alpaca fiber from thousands of small farms across the country and plan to continually expand this in the years to come.

All of these changes are due to you, the alpaca farmer, turning to the fiber side of your business in order to make your farm sustainable. It's due to you beating the pavement and educating your local communities on how awesome alpaca fiber is.  As the demand for domestically produced alpaca products continues to increase, alpaca farms have put themselves in the unique position of producing the fiber and  servicing the retail sales channel for the finished products, making them the full circle hub of all things U.S. Alpaca.

2016 is already shaping up to be another epic year for NEAFP and the U.S. Alpaca fiber industry as a whole.  We look forward to servicing your growing needs and supporting your expanding fiber businesses in the years to come.

 
Happy New Year!
-Shelley & Chris Riley
& the entire NEAFP team!



To celebrate the beginning of a new year and support those alpaca farmers braving the cold to finish out a strong sales season we are launching a WINTER SALE!
 

Winter Sale

Orders over $300 receive Free Shipping
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Orders over $1000 receive 10% OFF!

 
The Winter Sale will be running until February 15th, 2016. This sale cannot be combined with other offers or apply to products already receiving a case price discount. The sale pricing only applies to items currently in stock.
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our product offerings:
The Herringbone Scarf
"Sophisticated yet modern, this thick alpaca scarf showcases an intricate stitching design with the integrity to hold up against the winter winds. Whether it's worn with your overcoat or leather jacket, this scarf offers versatility, warmth, and a timeless style."
 
Available now in natural Fawn, Brown, and Grey colors!
 
In January's NEAFP Note:
Update Your Address Book with our new address!

NEAFP
115 N. Seventh St.
Fall River, MA 02720

Upcoming
2016 Alpaca
Shows

Carolina Alpaca Celebration
Concord, NC

Feb. 14th & 15th, 2016

Southern Select
Alpaca Show
Sevierville, TN

March 5th & 6th, 2016

North American
Alpaca Show &

NorthEast Alpaca Expo

Springfield, MA
(Back to Back Shows in same location!)
 March 31st- April 3rd, 2016

Buckeye Alpaca Show
Tallmadge, OH
April 9th & 10th, 2016

MAPACA Jubilee
Harrisburg, PA

April 22nd - 24th, 2016


Fiber U
Lebanon, MO
***All Fiber must be BOXED for this Fiber Collection***

July 8 - 10th, 2016
 


For a complete run down on each of these events and how to participate in getting your fiber to us at one of these shows head to our Fiber Collection section.

 
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