We support and sustain the regional fiber and textile arts economy and professions in the Blue Ridge Mountains through collaboration, education and innovation.

Our Region

Our region is roughly within a 100 mile radius of Asheville, NC and encompasses parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Local Cloth Fiber Cluster Facts

  • 405 fiber art professionals
  • 2500 fiber art hobbyists
  • 80 galleries with fiber art
  • 83 textile related retail shops
  • 51 yarn shops
  • 462 fiber animal farms
  • 5000+ fiber animals
  • 21 cotton farms
  • 7 schools & colleges teaching fiber arts
  • 12 textile mills, both large and small
Creative and committed farmers, artists, and fiber processors together helped to develop a model of the Fiber Supply Chain.

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