Fibershed aims to build a community which supports local fiber producers, processors, natural dyers, spinners, and weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, clothing designers, home goods textile designers, and fabric/yarn shop keepers (and everything in between) in connecting to each other and then to consumers!

If you are working to use local fiber, local dyes, local labor, and sustainable practices and you fit any of the above categories of the fiber production chain, please fill out this survey, and we will connect to include you in our website's directory! 

If you're not sure where you fit, or if all your practices fit within the guidelines of our Fibershed, feel free to fill out the survey anyways or email us directly at rustbeltfibershed@gmail.com with your specific concerns. We are so happy to chat!

Guidelines for Producers:

-Fiber is Produced within 250 miles of Cleveland, Ohio.

-Botanic Dyes are sourced within 250 miles of Cleveland, Ohio.

-Labor is sourced within 250 miles of Cleveland, Ohio.

Exceptions to the above guidelines include fiber manufacturing, due to the shortage of weaving and knitting mills in the region, as well as the use of some notions in final products.