Recent Stories from Fibershed

A Toolkit for Fibersheds & Brands. Part 1: Fibershed Stories

Fibersheds nationwide are advancing a new approach to textile supply chains. This article hones in on three examples of Fibersheds doing this work and shares key lessons about rebuilding U.S. fiber infrastructure. With more brands coming to fibersheds, both parties need to understand where the other is coming from and work to build alliances with more than just a handshake. 

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Mills Bring Fiber and Opportunities to Life

This article highlights a critical part of the fiber supply chain: the fiber processors that operate mills. Situated between the producers growing raw natural fibers and the artisans and designers crafting textiles, fiber mills add life to a product. As an intermediary, mill owners and operators get to experience numerous aspects of the life cycle of fibers and textiles. A true labor of love, their work requires a deep understanding of natural fibers’ properties — from sheep’s wool to alpaca to cotton and flax — to create customized products of the highest quality.

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Fiber producers, artisans, designers, and makers are developing regional fiber systems all around the world. Help us support their work! We’re asking for donations to the Threading Resilience fundraiser until September 15. Every dollar donated will be matched by Fibershed up to $50,000.