I don't think so, because "Mainstay" is a brand that walmart has on other items in the store, such as sheets, towels and linens, lots of house hold items carry the "Mainstay" brand name, and Walmart is the only place I have ever seen this brand. I assume it's a brand that some company makes solely for Walmart. I don't think that Bernat makes sheets and towels and stuff......or do they??
Ya, to my knowledge, WM doesn't make its own stuff...other major manufacturers do but WM sticks their label on it. So, in many instances, I imagine, you get comparable name-brand quality with a WM-branded label and, therefore, a cheaper price <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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How do we know that Bernat made the yarn under the Mainstays name? I checked a label and it doesn't say who it was made by. Just that it was manufactured for Wal-Mart. I got on this forum to help out my mom. She also loves the Mainstays, not too thrilled by the Red Heart. She is currently working on an afghan and needs more True Red #1707. I'm going to get on the Bernat website and see if I can find this color/number. If anyone has anymore info on the Mainstays line, please let me know, thanks!