Rust Belt Fibershed
Cleveland, Ohio (250 mi radius)
Contact: Jessalyn Boeke and Sarah Pottle
The Rust Belt Fibershed consists of 250 mile radius outside of Cleveland, Ohio including parts of Michigan, southern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York. We are building a community that collaboratively supports locally grown textiles. We aspire to connect everyone in all parts of our local fiber system: farmers, fiber processors–from large mills to home spinners, weavers, dyers and fiber artists–to designers, shop owners, consumers, and fiber enthusiasts. Through this project, we hope to foster friendship, creativity, and a greater respect for our environment, as well as an understanding of the impact we share in our corner of the world.