Rust Belt Fibershed

Cleveland, Ohio (250 mi radius)

Contact: Jessalyn Boeke and Sarah Pottle
Instagram: @rustbeltfibershed

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.