Happy New Year! We’re hoping to have a great 2019 and so far it has begun pretty well. Boston seems to be avoiding the snow, although the last winter we had like this turned into Snowmageddon. We missed celebrating what would have been former R.H. Lindsay President, J. Davenport (Toppy) Lindsay’s 93rd birthday as… Read More »
Well we’ve been struggling with getting some wool supplies moved along and we’ll soon be out of any fiber imported from China, but we won’t let that slow us down. Today we’ve launched (or soon will be) a host of new products. The most exciting and prettiest being a natural Brown top from Spain. Our… Read More »
We have a facebook fan site, R.H. Lindsay Wool Merchants and the other day we noticed we’d been languishing with 1960ish followers. Anyone who follows us knows when we hit a century mark we always run a sale to celebrate. When we got nearly 60 new followers in a day or so it became obvious… Read More »
We did it! We caught up to our stated goal of raising our prices in September. We raised the prices for entire 20-series carded types. Sadly that’s where our costs have risen the most. We also raised the price of all the wool top from the coarse New Zealand to our 19.5 Micron American Merino… Read More »
Since we opened our Boston-area warehouse there haven’t been many days where we haven’t been able to ship wool. Vacation times and locale’s worked out so we could keep our customers happy, even though few of you were thinking anything about wool during the summer time. This year we’re all headed to northern California to… Read More »
Hey! Despite the woes of social media behemoths we at R.H. Lindsay continue to play the game by reaching out (without paying for ANY of your inside info) via our company fan page. We try to give some insight into the fun and frolic of what we do behind the scenes. Most of the time… Read More »
Hey! It’s Easter weekend and more importantly it is also April 1st or April Fool’s Day to many of us. We have a couple of products we’re rolling out with this announcement and they’ll be on sale for a week pivoted around that fine April date. We’re introducing what we call our Shearer’s Choice Whiteface… Read More »
We were processing orders online and the hand held device lit up with a local Massachusetts number. What is typically a call from sweet Emily the computer voice was actually a call from a retired wool associate. When I was a kid and we would buy his samples that I would cart from his office… Read More »
January is the start of the year and it is also the month when R.H. Lindsay Company got its legal start in 1936. So here we are 82 years later and our business has changed more than anyone might have imagined back in the first half of the last century. We can only imagine what… Read More »
It’s amazing to be looking at 2018 and realize it will be R.H. Lindsay Company’s 82nd year in business. Founded in a law office on State Street in Boston in January, 1936 we’ve come a long way since the days when Boston was the wool headquarters for the nation. We hope that we’re your wool… Read More »
Hey! We woke up early thinking about how much packing and shipping we had to do today and we realized we’d forgotten about Cyber Monday. Given the internet basically has saved our little wool craft business we feel compelled to bow down to the prevailing thought and offer a deal. So…. for any purchase today… Read More »
Yahoo! When we have a sale and it’s a big success what else would we do but EXTEND it through Saturday! The original flash sale was only going to extend the sale price of the #72d American Merino 19.5 Micron Top through Saturday. But we heard from a couple of you, so we decided to… Read More »
Hey! We can’t put our hands on the sample we had to take a photo for the product page, but given how long we’ve been waiting we had to put it up anyway. Our new 72D Domestic “Merino” 19.5 micron Top. It’s on sale for the same prices as our regular #48 Australian Merino 21.5… Read More »
Wow! It’s been too long since we’ve updated everyone on what’s happening at R.H. Lindsay Company. We’ve been using our experience and inside knowledge to navigate the local and world wide fiber market in order to provide industrial products for your industrial or artisan needs. Lately, we’ve been spending a bit more energy than we… Read More »
Fall will soon be with us and already we’ve begun to see folks prepare for cooler weather and order their wool. Generally we offer regular repeatable items that we could get by the truckload. Today, we’re offering individual fleeces. Why? Well because we were presented with a couple of bags of beautiful Massachusetts grown Colored… Read More »
R.H. Lindsay Company started as a strictly grease wool house buying all the wool for a Massachusetts wool combing mill. Our second President, John D. (Toppy) Lindsay kept R.H. Lindsay going for many years thanks to his superior skill at visually assessing raw wool and assigning the right yield and spinning count. During the 1980s… Read More »
Part of our outreach lately has been through social media outlets. Whenever we reach a new milestone we typically have a sale. This time we had an internal discussion about whether this policy was wearing itself out. That distraction has made it hard for us to come up with a good angle to celebrate 1700… Read More »
We have had a warehouse showroom operation in Canton, Massachusetts since November 2013. Over the last year or so we were bursting at the seams so we ‘expanded’ into the rest of the room we were already using at the old Draper Felt Mill. While we really didn’t go anywhere it was a big move… Read More »
We’re here on a late winter weekend getting ourselves organized after a big run of activity. Taking time off for a small business person is perilous at times especially in today’s digital environment. Our latest trip proved that in spades as we’re just now ‘recovering’ from our time off. With the feeling of being caught… Read More »
Our heads are spinning folks as the first two months of 2017 have been some of the busiest we’ve experienced in the handcraft area. Our work to get our story out to more folks has slowly taken hold and we keep finding more and more folks who want our wool. Thanks! Meanwhile we keep working… Read More »
Our Facebook followers know this one is coming so y’all should thanks them for this sale. We made one comment about trying to get to 1400 followers and about an hour later we got there. Then within a day we reached 1500 and then the next day 1600 followers! Wow! It feels great to be… Read More »
Our Non-Traditional Traditional January White Sale is coming to a close with a bang as we’re sitting here watching all our last minute friends chip in their well thought out orders covering a range of what’s on sale and sneaking in some of their usual things since the freight is already free. We love our… Read More »
Anyone who has followed our Facebook fan page will be anticipating this post/e-mail/however we get it to you in today’s multi-outlet digital world. We’ve been playing a game there promising fun and savings to anyone who guessed the theme of our traditional January sale. We’ve given away all the coupons and here it is, we’re… Read More »
Hey! Normally we’re pounding out blog posts and other social media outreach on a pretty steady basis. December hasn’t seen much activity in that regard. Why? The fact is we’re running a little shorthanded this month. Normally we’re already just three folks working part time to keep R.H. Lindsay going. All three of us… Read More »
Wow! Thank you all for showing the love on Small Business Saturday. Most online orders in a day ever! That despite the new site’s account access issues. We are hoping that all gets fixed on Monday when we also hope to make it up with a Cyber Monday offer. Meanwhile we’ll be trying to get… Read More »
So for some reason the free shipping for bumps isn’t activated on all the products. We made a quick swing through and hopefully got them, but please don’t panic if freight pops up as we’ll remove it before we bill you. Also please relay same so we may correct it going forward. We’ve also heard… Read More »
That’s the coupon code for an additional $20 off on Saturday, November 27th. #SmallbizSat. Minimum $50 order and you get $20 off! Most of our customers are certainly small businesses, so here’s a small contribution from us!
Hey! You like us are checking out our snazzy hopefully easier to use and order more wool web site. Those of you who follow us on Social Media know we just reached 1300 fans and that means a sale. Here goes the $13 sale. From Thanksgiving until Wednesday the 30th we have three select items… Read More »
Hey! We are humbled, amused amazed and in awe of the crazy range of products our wool goes into every day. We sell to technical users, podiatry companies, small scale manufacturers and most often and important a huge range of fiber artisans and crafters. While some uses are unique, we see different products emerge from… Read More »
September is zipping past and we here in the parched Northeast are hoping for cooler weather and some seasonal RAIN! Enough of talk about the weather, here’s what we want to say. We have brought our popular #27DF Fine Brown Carded Sliver back! We have plenty available from the same source as before. Check it… Read More »
Yahoo! So this scribe is completing his 60th orbit of the earth and wants to celebrate. Hence we’re having a sale! If a sale isn’t enough, we’d like to remind everyone that we’ve brought back our popular Bamboo product and lowered the price of our Mulberry and Bleached Tussah silk tops.
Ok! We’ve been away absorbing copious shares of Vitamin D as well as some great food and beverages for much of the past three weeks. Some of us are still away, but generally we’re here for anyone the rest of July with only a few exceptions. Our Canton warehouse is well stocked with only one.
We’ve posted a few boring blogs reflecting on dumb stories that have become company and family lore. We could write a book with Toppy stories as well as some fun I’ve had as President of R.H. Lindsay Company. Today we’ll spare you by instead focusing on now and our future.