We are dedicated to partnering with small businesses, indie dyers, and co-ops that adhere to sustainable, earth friendly, and humane practices. We are thankful for our partnerships with these fine companies:
Brown Sheep Company
Brown sheep is a farm, mill, and dye studio, all in one. This family owned organization is located in Mitchell, NE. Brown Sheep started out as a sheep farm at the turn of the century, and moved to milling their own wool in the 1970's. In 2010, they created a new program that allows Brown Sheep to reuse and recycle 80 - 90% of their daily waste water. We love their local and sustainable practices, making Brown Sheep a great staple of the shop.
From the Mountain
Granny Witch Fibers
Granny Witch Fibers is hand spun and all naturally dyed yarn created by Chicago's own, Victoria Thurmond. Using USA wool from small farms, Victoria hand spins the yarn and hand dyes each skein using all natural dyes. As a professional gardener, Victoria grows and harvests some of her dye material to add to her unique skeins. Victoria also teaches spinning with us at Firefly Fiber Arts! This local yarn is a great choice if your looking for a truly Chicago made yarn!
Green Mountain Spinnery
Green Mountain Spinnery is a worker-owned cooperative in Putney, Vermont. This co-op mill is dedicated to creating yarns of the highest quality, to help sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers. Purchasing directly from individual growers, all the fibers milled — alpaca, mohair, wool, TENCEL®, and organic cotton — are grown in the United States. The Green Mountain Spinnery uses no chemicals to bleach, moth-proof or shrink-proof yarns. Producing all natural, sustainable, and ethical yarns, Green Mountain Spinnery is a great choice for your next project!
Nutmeg Fibers is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Hand dyed with all natural dyes,
Pichinku is a social enterprise that produces all natural yarn, botanically dyed in small batches by the skilled hands of women artisans in Cusco, Peru. Using the traditional dye practices of the Quechua customs, Pichinku works with small farmers and grows their own dyes to create beautiful color pallets made from all natural materials. Their alpaca and sheep wool comes from sustainable and ethically certificated farms in Peru. 1% of all sales goes back to the woman for education and empowerment programs.
Rhichard Devrieze Yarns
Schacht Spindle Company
The Unusual Pear
Why Knot Fibers
We hope you visit often as we find new and wonderful materials and tool to enhance your fiber art!