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Join the regional textile supply chain with New York Textile Lab

We bring New York designers together with fiber producers and mills to help to grow an economically diverse, statewide textile supply chain. We aim to rebuild regional textile production, which adds value to our communities and the environment.

Designers recognize the challenges that plague large manufacturing systems, such as environmental violations leading to climate change, human rights abuses in factories and the continuing centralization of economic power. Small- scale approaches to manufacturing allow control throughout production systems so greater attention is paid to the wellbeing for people and the environment. Our goal is to create distributed networks of small businesses that include fiber farms, mills, and manufacturers, which enable the growth of a resilient textile economy in New York State.

Partners of NY Textile Lab:

 
 
 
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The New York Regional Yarn Sourcebook

The NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook raises the visibility of the yarns and fibers that New York State farms are currently producing. It is both a reference book for design professionals to use when they source materials and a means to connect farmers, mills and designers together in a single resource. This book encourages a viable, interdependent supply chain that can help to increase revenue for both small businesses as well as small farms in New York State. The NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook is updated annually and it contains:

-Yarns and hand knit samples

-Micrometer and tensile strength data for the featured yarns

-Glossary of terms for yarn and textile processing

-End use suggestions based on micrometer average

-Farm description and contact information

-Inventory and pricing

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Memberships

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Workshops

Additional workshops available by appointment only:

Private Indigo Dips
Private Weaving Instruction on four harness loom

Sign up in advance: nytextilelab.eventbrite.com

Contact nytextilelab@gmail.com for more information 

 

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