JOANN acquires WeaveUp, leading provider of digital textile printing platforms


Acquisition Accelerates JOANN’s Digital Textile Printing and Sourcing Capabilities

We believe WeaveUp’s powerful platform services will take JOANN’s fabric offerings into a new realm and we are proud to announce this investment.

— Wade Miquelon, President and CEO of JOANN

DURHAM, North Carolina, USA, March 9, 2022 / — WeaveUp, the software platform that enables customers to realize the full potential of digital textile printing, has been acquired by JOANN, the national category leader in fabrics and sewing. JOANN has been a WeaveUp customer since 2017, and it was immediately clear that the companies shared a common vision of the promise of digital printing technologies. JOANN first invested in WeaveUp in 2019 and now believes there is an opportunity to create even more value by partnering even more closely with the WeaveUp team.

“It’s been a great partnership from the start,” said Flint Davis, president of WeaveUp. “The past five years have shown me that the JOANN team has the vision, commitment and resources to propel digitally printed textiles into the mainstream. This acquisition allows us to accelerate the speed of development of our platform. -shape and continue to drive innovation in the area of ​​on-demand products.”

WeaveUp’s SaaS platform helps companies realize the benefits of digital textile printing. Its comprehensive suite of product modules includes design upload, design management, product customization, design licensing, commission management, print room automation and provisioning solutions. rotary/digital hybrids. The WeaveUp platform enables the rapid prototyping, sampling, and short-term production that the textile industry lacked to evolve into a digital future.

“We are excited to continue to expand JOANN’s capabilities in digital textile printing and look forward to delivering print-on-demand products with the best available technologies,” said Wade Miquelon, President and CEO. by JOAN. “We believe WeaveUp’s powerful platform services will take JOANN’s fabric offerings into a new realm and we are proud to announce this investment.”

Ownership of JOANN means WeaveUp will have greater resources to provide better service and provide faster feature releases and new product development for our SaaS customers. Planned enhancements include: additional ways to upload and customize designs, a new, more flexible way to integrate our platform into your website, and a new platform for businesses that want to streamline and speed up product development. .

WeaveUp’s mission is to enable businesses and customers to realize the full potential of digital textile printing by providing industrial strength, end-to-end customization and production solutions. WeaveUp, founded in 2015, is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Weave Up. WeaveUp’s global network of clients includes leading B2B and B2C companies in the textile, retail, apparel, window coverings and hospitality industries. For more information, please visit

About JOAN
For over 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the national sewing and fabrics category leader and one of the fastest growing competitors in the arts and crafts industry has expanded to include 848 stores in 49 states and a strong e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a one-stop, convenient source for all the supplies, advice, and inspiration needed to fulfill any project or passion.

Steve DeSantis
Weave Up, Inc.
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