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CROWDRISE : Apr 27, 2014
Tax ID: 45-5399614
BASED: Swannanoa, NC, United States



Grow the Fiber Economy

Local Cloth is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the fiber supply chain in Western North Carolina and enhancing the lives of those who make their living in fiber industries.

This project began in 2012 when our founder, Judi Jetson, then an employee of HandMade in America, envisioned a new way to grow the craft economy of the Western North Carolina region – using economic development strategies traditionally used in 3rd world countries. These two strategies – import substitution and adding value to local products – had been successful in growing a local food movement, and she decided to apply them to fiber.

She gathered a group of creative and committed farmers, artists, and fiber processors together and began to develop a model of a Fiber Supply Chain.  

Today, Local Cloth has 100 members representing growers, processors, mills, artisans and retailers of textiles made with local materials by local artisans.  We hold an annual sale - Fiber Feel Day - and semi-annual fashion shows and exhibits.  Our Textile Study Group meets monthly at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in downtown Asheville on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm and all are welcome to attend.

Tax ID: 45-5399614 •


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