Minnewawa is a U.S.A. wholly owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of woven and printed labels, ribbons, and narrow fabrics located in Knoxville, TN.

In the small town of Marlborough New Hampshire, Fred Hemenway, a thrifty Yankee looking for potential investment, and a German Immigrant, Ernest W. Blombach, who wanted to put his weaving skills to productive use, put their heads together started a label weaving company.

They set up three old second hand looms in a drafty barn behind the house, and started making labels for the underwear and bed linen industries in the Utica, New York area. This was in September 1929, just one month before the great stock market collapse.

Of course they needed a name for the new company, and... (more)


Minnewawa is a woven label and ribbon manufacturer All products need a label for brand, care, content, or made in the USA!! We can manufacture these supplies for you!!