Brooklyn Tweed connects handknitters to their materials by creating timeless wool yarns and patterns that support textile production in the USA.
At Brooklyn Tweed we are passionate about wool, knitting and design.
We develop and manufacture breed-specific wool yarns that support domestic textile production. This means designing, sourcing, dyeing and spinning our yarns 100% within the USA.
Rich in history, the American textile industry needs our support to grow. Producing our yarns domestically entails forging relationships, building supply chains, nurturing demand for domestic materials and crafting new business models that can thrive.
We craft our knitwear designs with the same commitment to timeless quality that we apply to our yarns. Every pattern is meticulously drafted and edited to provide clear instructions that empower knitters to build new skills. Our design team explores the intersection of knitting traditions and contemporary style, to produce patterns that are a pleasure to knit and wear.
Brooklyn Tweed is committed to equity and inclusivity in all aspects of our business. We aim to purposefully represent the diversity of age, color, gender, ethnicity, size, and skills within the fiber arts community. Read about our commitment to Equity & Inclusion.
We love wool
Meet Our Team
Allison leads and oversees Brooklyn Tweed’s marketing initiatives and social media presence. She loves sharing her passion for wool, knitting and sustainability with our customers and the fiber community at large. An avid reader and knitting instructor, Allison loves to spend time outdoors with her small-dog-with-a-big-heart Bjorn and with a yoga mat in tow.
Luigi manages and develops every aspect of Brooklyn Tweed’s business operations and growth strategy. He loves working with designers, ranchers, and skilled textile workers in the USA to create the very best yarns and patterns. Through it all, Luigi ensures Brooklyn Tweed always remains faithful to the core principles of transparency, accountability and timeless quality.
Stephanie oversees production of all Brooklyn Tweed yarns. She works with our partner mills, dye houses, wool brokers, wool producers, and freight companies to make all our yarns sustainably and 100% in the USA. As a lifelong maker, Stephanie loves working with other skilled textile experts to make high quality wool yarn.
Jared founded Brooklyn Tweed as a blog for knitters in 2005, and has since grown the company into a maker of sustainable, breed specific American yarn and a standard-setting knitting design house. Jared oversees the creative direction of the brand, designs knitwear patterns, and takes all of Brooklyn Tweed’s photographs.
Jen manages Brooklyn Tweed's knitting pattern production process. She combines her passion for handknitting with her organizational superpowers to keep collection development running smoothly. She also oversees ongoing pattern updates. In her free time, Jen likes to walk her dog Jaz, listen to audiobooks, and spend time in the Columbia River Gorge.
With his keen eye for detail, Jeff helps us share the Brooklyn Tweed story with our customers. From filming how our yarns are made at our mill sites and knitting technique videos to support our patterns to more personable interviews of Brooklyn Tweed team members talking about our work, Jeff provides us the ability to share what we love to do. When he’s not behind the camera (or composing music to accompany our videos), Jeff enjoys spending time outside with his fiancé and dog, often fly fishing in Oregon's rivers and skiing on Mt. Hood.
As Wholesale Sales Director, Kel supports Brooklyn Tweed stockists across the globe. She loves working with yarn shops to tell the story of Brooklyn Tweed’s breed-specific wool from sheep to skein, and seeing customers and yarn stores share her excitement about our yarns and patterns. When she’s not working or knitting, you can find Kel sewing, singing karaoke, or enjoying the great outdoors in Oregon.
Tammy brings her e-commerce expertise to Brooklyn Tweed, helping us to create engaging website experiences for our customers and maximize our ability to share our work with our community. While not a knitter (yet!), in her spare time Tammy enjoys weaving, hiking and drinking coffee. She is also a certified snowboarding instructor and will be volunteering with an adaptive sports program this winter.
Managing warehouse operations at Brooklyn Tweed, Mitch keeps the yarn flowing to Brooklyn Tweed customers both retail and wholesale. He takes pride in shipping and receiving with speed and accuracy, and packing customers' yarn with a personal touch. In his spare time, Mitch can be found hiking local trails with his dog or enjoying baseball and golf.
Working with designers and sample knitters, Lis coordinates and oversees all stages of our knit sample production cycle. She also plans and styles our pattern photoshoots in collaboration with our creative director. Lis harbors a fervent love for swatching, and recommends yoga as a meditative complement to knitting.
As Brooklyn Tweed's Customer Service and Pattern Support expert, Mary brings her warm demeanor and knitting expertise to the table when assisting our customers with our yarns and patterns. Mary is passionate about making every customer's experience with our products exemplary, so do let her know if she can help in any way. She also loves to assist with color choices! When Mary is not knitting, you can find her sewing or cross stitching, and petting every dog or cat she comes across.