Bates Annual Holiday Sale on Small Business Saturday - 2018 November 27, 2018 12:20
Another year, another holiday sale! This year was one of our busiest and most festive sales that we've ever had, and we can't thank all our wonderful customers enough for making it such a success. It's amazing to think that it's been 5 years since we moved to our new home in Monmouth and that this is already our 6th sale. If you didn't make it this year, we hope these photos will inspire you to make the trip next year for our 7th! Happy holidays.
Our mechanical whiz, Dan, surprises us with his costumes each year. This year's "Santa Claws" costume was a team and customer favorite.
Diane has decades of experience stitching for Bates, and she loves to get to show customers her craft when they visit for the holiday sale.
Customers peruse the many different items we have for sale - from factory samples to factory seconds, this is your only chance to find the many unique items we produce throughout the year at great prices in one place. It's a great opportunity to find something special for everyone on your holiday list.
Our store manager, Katie, and technician, Steve, are ready first thing to welcome the crowds bright and early on Saturday morning.
Inspectors Sue & Silvia are on hand to help customers take a look at the items they are interested in purchasing.
Our free walking tours are a great way to learn about the entire production process from start to finish. The first station is raw materials, and our warp tender, Rene, loves showing visitors how we are able take 2-8 lb cones of yarn and prepare them to weave on our looms.
Everyone's favorite part of the tour is the looms! Our lead weaver, Dot, loves getting to show visitors how the looms work.
Our mechanical whiz, Dan, is available on the tour to answer any of your tough questions about the machines we run.
Our whole team really enjoys getting to meet the customers who love our products so much. In this picture, you see inspectors Sue and Sylvia again and also our shipping manager, Ray, helping package some bedspreads up for eager customers.
Mill owners and sisters, Lee & Linda, work together to help a customer find the perfect throws for her holiday list. Did you know that Bates is family-owned and -operated? Learn more about our story here.
Inspector Josh can't help but love our seasonal throws! If you're still looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list, be sure to check out the 2018 Bates Holiday Gift Guide. You (and they!) won't be disappointed.
Happy holidays from Bates!