SE New England Fibershed
Providence, RI & New Bedford, MA (100 mi radius)
Contact: Sarah Kelley, Karen Schwalbe, Amy DuFault
The Southeastern New England Fibershed comprises Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our mission is to create a regional fibershed that unites fiber to finished product. From farmer to processor, from financing to cut and sew, we are connecting the dots of the supply chain to bring production back to reinvigorate a once-thriving New England textile industry. We base our geographic radius on the historical textile processing centers of New Bedford, MA, and Providence, RI, both of which have extensive remaining infrastructure, and cover both states with an approximately 100-mile radius.
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