Local Cloth is a 501(c)3 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 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.
Our region is roughly within a 100 mile radius of Asheville, NC and encompasses parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina.