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.
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
At monthly meetings, we engage, study and discuss a wide range of textile subjects and invite everyone
interested to participate.
The Textile Study Group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design
Special Interest Groups meet at the Community Dye Studio
We present a biennial regional exhibit in odd numbered years and support local galleries' and guilds' efforts to
showcase more work by local fiber artists.
In even numbered years, we offer Project Handmade, a fashion show featuring locally produced contemporary garments make
with traditional handcrafted detail using local materials. The purpose of this event
is to promote innovative use of materials and resources available in our region and
to spotlight the economic potential of supply chain collaboration.
We aim to connect communities to their fiber farmers and artists by creating events, publications and a web presence.
Annual Fiber Feel Day, early June
We have established a Community Dye Studio and advocate for a regional Fiber Cluster Study to help build the infrastructure to move fiber along the value chain.
We sponsor the Natural Dye Symposium to educate farmers in the agricultural and economic aspects of growing dye plants.