H+h americas values the soft crafts community and is committed to working towards positive growth, especially in regards to our diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives. With that as our driving force, we recognize that a large and diverse group of people comprises the crafting community. Crafting is a rich and creative enterprise because its patrons [...]
We are thrilled to announce that Knit the Rainbow will be at h+h americas in June! June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, so it’s both timely and very important to us to acknowledge the contributions, struggles, and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ members of the crafting community at h+h americas. What is Knit the Rainbow? Founder Austin [...]
Episode #213 of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, they talk about building a community through knitting with Jewell Washington. Jewell Washington is the Chicago-based maker and entrepreneurial designer of Northknits. She learned to knit in college and launched Northknits in 2014. Jewell pursues simple living through her passion for DIY, pattern design, stacking her yarn [...]
Attendee registration is now open for h+h americas! We’re incredibly excited for the upcoming show in June. We’re welcoming new exhibitors every day (follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin for those announcements!), and it’s so thrilling to watch the conference program fill up with fascinating and informative panels and events. We want to encourage [...]
The last few years have been difficult for everyone. We’re venturing into our third year of near isolation, and the lack of interpersonal experiences weighs heavily on us all. That’s why we’re so excited for h+h Americas in June and why we prepared a quick primer on How To Attend Live Events During a Pandemic —because we can’t wait to see all of our crafty cohorts, and we want to do it as safely as possible.
How to Attend Live Events During a Pandemic Living in uncertain times demands strategic planning. Life continues despite the ongoing pandemic, and h+h americas will land in Rosemont, IL, in June 2022, prepared to host a crafty community eager to reconnect with one another. It’s possible (and incredibly beneficial [...]
Episode 208: A new trade show for the crafts industry.
In our previous Things to Do blog, we discussed the very best places to eat and drink in Rosemont, Illinois. The beauty of h+h americas’ chosen location—the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center—is that it lies in the center of everything in Rosemont. Aside from the copious number of restaurants, pubs, and bars, Rosemont also offers lots of shopping, entertainment, and fun recreational activities.
The world’s premier trade fair for handmade businesses, h+h cologne is coming to North America in 2022! We’re incredibly excited to combine the physical trade fair presence with a digital marketplace for a B2B trade show experience. h+h americas is open to anyone who makes a living in the soft crafts industry. The show will unite the fiber arts community and ignite the Chicagoland area each June, starting in 2022.
Dining and Drinks: the best Rosemont, IL has to offer! We chose Rosemont, Illinois, for the first h+h americas for a very good reason. Not only is it a short 5-minute jaunt to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, but its convention center—the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center—lies in the heart of a shopping, dining, and entertainment mecca.