Cross & Woods stocks a wide selection of Tulip Hiroshima pins and needles – you can find them here
Based in the Hiroshima region, an area famous for making needles, Tulip has a history of making the needles that their customers rely on. Since their founding in 1948, they have primarily manufactured sewing needles, crochet hooks and knitting needles. The needle sets made for the home economics classes of elementary schools compromise the top share in Japan, and Tulip brand crochet hooks have been exported to more than 40 countries globally for many years.
Tulip needles are made through a process consisting of over 30 steps, using traditional needle-making techniques that have been handed down through generations of skilled Tulip needle craftsmen, each of whom has an almost stubborn obsession with quality. At the same time, while making full use of the “cutting, grinding and polishing” technology used in the needle manufacturing that they have accumulated through the years, they are also constantly striving to achieve new technical innovations in order to develop and produce products that are not only of the highest quality but also make positive contributions to society.