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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. Tax ID 45-5399614


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.