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Aalta Yarn was created during Christine Welsh Forester’s MBA program at Philadelphia University, now Jefferson.

The name Aalta has a special meaning: Alta means “high” or “top” in Italian representing our commitment to only the best yarns, and Christine studied abroad in Helsinki Finland at Aalto University.

So the name Aalta Yarn was created, made even more meaningful by the fact that her Mother’s maiden name initials are AY.

We believe in challenging the market and doing things differently. We believe in beautiful yarns, fibers and colors. We believe that all people should have access to our products. We will search the globe to find innovative products & fibers. We will offer fashionable and functional designs for all handwork artists. We support the needle arts industry. We support the local yarn shops. When you create a product using our designs and yarns, you can be certain that you have the finest fibers and instructions possible.

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