Straker Trunk Shows
the counters, tabletops, nooks and crannies of your shop filled with impeccably
crafted hand knits, made from a vibrant palette of colors.
shows present designs for everyone, babies and children, men and women, knit
in a variety of sizes, with yarns available from popular yarn companies. Transform
just how busy you are, and how little time you have to knit shop models. In
one fell swoop a Straker Classics trunk show brings drama, color, excellent
workmanship and excitement to your shop. Inspire your customers.
We offer the trunk shows for a four-week stay to allow ample time for visits
from your clientele. Customers benefit in so many ways from the opportunity
to view and try on these hand knits. Our goal is to help you to sell yarn,
buttons, needles and Straker patterns. Each hand knit is a silent sales
Hosts can maximize this opportunity with thoughtful planning and effective
advertising. Hold a show opening, a fashion show or other special events.
A show comprises about 20 hand knits, many of which are small items such as
hats, scarves, mitts and children’s designs. Each garment is tagged
with the pattern name, number, size and the yarn’s generic weight, yarn
for the models comprises hues, from gray-cast teals to ocean teals; denim
blues, cobalt; natural shades of white, grey and black sheep (really a
rich, deep brown) and silver greys, punctuated with rust and spring greens.
we use are of the highest quality wools, alpacas, cottons and blends, but
we’ve taken care to keep them inconspicuous and fancy-free. Should you
not carry some of the presented yarns, you most likely sell similar ones.
It should be noted that most of the yarns used for the more intricate designs
are worsted-spun, the smoothest of spins, to enhance and highlight stitch
and download a Trunk Show
Inventory example click here.
To Host A Trunk Show
hosting a trunk show are asked to make a 10% discounted minimum purchase of
five patterns per design in the show. If more than three copies of a design
are in inventory a shop may pass on the minimum purchase requirement. Host
shops also receive a 10% discount on all other patterns sold by Straker Classics.
in mind your shop’s business rhythm when you look at the calendar. Your
show will begin approximately on the first day of your chosen month. You want
to have an optimum number of customers coming in to your shop to be inspired.
As soon as you have selected your month contact our office to determine availability.
must be insured and shipped via USPS, UPS Ground or Fedex to the next shop.
We do our best to book the shows within a shipping zone or two to help keep
costs down. It is important that you ship the trunk show on your indicated
ending date to assure that the next shop receives the show for their agreed
beginning date. Shipping and insurance costs will vary depending on the chosen
It is essential to advertise and promote your Trunk Show thoroughly and well
in advance. We appreciate your attention, time and imagination to assure your
show is well attended. We all want your show to be a success and reap financial
your advertising, downloadable Straker Classics
Cover Images in .jpg format are available at any time, trunk show or not,
for you to use in your newsletters, on your websites or for advertising in
your local newspaper.
Straker Classics Cover Images