Optimize local resource management of fiber production and create high quality, regionally branded merchandise to support the local fiber community.
Watch a brief documentary about our efforts
In the fall of 2015, we worked with Spirit Vision Films to document the efforts and vision of the fiber web work.
Development of an Olympic Peninsula fibershed, providing fiber growers and artisans an economic return to help sustain their small farm wool raising and crafting traditions. The board is currently working on a feasibility analysis and business plan to begin operating a full service fiber mill on the Olympic peninsula in 2018.
We have a new name: Twisted Strait Fiber. Find us on Facebook at Twistedstraitfibers.
Interim Board/Steering Committee
We are always looking for more people interested in helping this project move forward. If you are interested in helping by either serving on the board or working on a project, please contact Marcia.
Population & estimated number of people served by the cooperative
This project is driven by the Pacific Northwest Fiber Web cooperative, formed to build a fibershed on the Olympic Peninsula. The concept of the fibershed is to create a networked local textile culture, enhancing regional agriculture while strengthening local economies. This effort comes from a 2012 gathering when 40 people met to explore ideas for developing a fiber economy. The entire population is expected to benefit including its wool growers, artisans, and related businesses. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated the population of the Peninsula at 489,232. The 2007 Ag Census identified 111 wool production farms within the region.
If you would like to join the process or be on our mailing list, please contact: Marcia Adams, 360-297-4485, firstname.lastname@example.org