The Fibershed Certified Vendor web badge

Fibershed is building a community of caring local economic partners. If you are part of a Fibershed community, and sell one or more goods made entirely of local fibers, local natural dyes, and local labor in your retail or vending outlet, your customers will appreciate being able to identify and thus support your commitment to regional agriculture, local & fair economy, and ecological balance.

The commitment to Fibershed:
You are a member of Fibershed, or one of the Fibershed Affiliate groups, and you sell one or more goods made entirely of local fibers, local natural dyes, and local labor in your retail or vending outlet.

One-time membership fee of $40 includes:

  • a Fibershed Certified Vendor web badge
  • a listing in the Fibershed Certified Vendor Directory

Certified Vendor Sign (Photo coming soon)

  • Made of bamboo with laser engraving
  • 15″ wide x 10″ tall x 1/4 inch thick
  • Cost $115 per sign (including tax and shipping)

How to join:

Download this form: VendorApplication
Please print it, fill in the information requested, and send it with your one-time membership fee of $40 to:
Fibershed, P.O. Box 221, San Geronimo, CA 94963

3 Responses to Retailer Program

  1. I am so excited to find this website. I live in Southern California and I source and process fleeces at my “micro mill” fiber shed. I teach choosing, processing, dyeing, spinning, felting, weaving, and knitting. We have regular meetups at my place for folks who would like to learn various fiber arts. I have three rescue llamas (that is how it all started), rescue wild burros, and mustangs. There is a very committed slow foods locavore organic community here and it is a great place to encourage thinking and living local. I source llama and alpaca locally because there are lot’s of small growers but sheep have been more elusive. I have been sourcing from small growers I meet at livestock shows and fiber festivals in New Mexico, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Northern California. I would love to know more about my local small growers but haven’t been able to find them. We have a great k- 12 Montessori farm school in our town (one of four working farm schools in the country) and I will be teaching sheep to shawl there this winter. In the spring, the agriculture director and I will be buying lambs to start an ongoing sheep to shawl project for the school. We also have a great resource for natural dyes with a wealth of chocineal, eucalyptus, pomegranate, wood, and madder. The Huntington Gardens has an amazing dye garden and docent. I am so sorry I missed this weekends festivities at Point Reyes, heard about it too late. I am looking forward to joining and getting to know everyone. Mary

    • fibershed says:

      Hi Mary, Thanks so much for getting in touch. The work you are doing in your fibershed is impressive. Have you heard about one of our affiliate groups, the LA Fibershed? We will be posting videos from last weekend’s wool symposium, so you can get a look at what we are up to. Look forward to meeting you at a future event.

  2. Mary Hurley says:

    Thanks for getting back to me. Yes I see LA and San Diego have fibersheds. It seems funny but the geographic travel distance from the IE is really huge. We are a very rural area and cover a large area. I am going to send in a application for our own IE area and hope we can join. We have a great fiberr community but it can always get better. Mary

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This week we're harvesting indigo in the Northern California Fibershed. Rather than relying on fossil fuel-based dyes, botanic blue offers our community deep, vibrant, living color from the leaves of Polygonum Tinctorium. First it must be harvested, then the leaves are dried and composted on a special composting floor, the heat from which breaks down the plant and concentrates the pigment. And then to the vat...
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Stop by The Klamath Art Association & Gallery in Klamath, Oregon this week to catch the exhibit Nature Afoot: the Works of Bonnie Chase and Beverly Hills. Chase is the organizer of the High Desert Fibershed in California & Oregon, and owns the inspiring shop Warner Mountain Weavers. Her rugs feature handspun and hand dyed yarns that showcase local wool and local, natural dyes: www.fibershed.com/event/nature-afoot-the-works-of-bonnie-chase-and-beverly-hills/2016-07-25/

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Wed 27

Farm Alley Summer Camp: Week Two: Beneficial Bugs

July 25 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
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Studio Weaving

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Beginning Spinning

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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