How much fiber is being produced in North Carolina?
Piedmont Fibershed wants to find out how much and what kind of fiber is being produced in our region. This information will make it possible for us to identify challenges in our local supply chain and get funding to solve them.
That could be anything from support for small businesses to getting more mills in our region. We’re not afraid to dream big!
Who should take the survey?
Anyone who raises animals that produce fiber or grows fiber plants in North Carolina should take the survey.
- Individuals/farms raising fiber animals including, but not limited to, sheep, alpacas, goats, llamas, and rabbits.
- Individuals/farms growing fiber plants including, but not limited to, flax, hemp, and cotton.
- You can be raising fiber for as part of your main business, for a small business, or for your own use. You don’t have to be an “official” farmer.
- We want to hear from you even if fiber is a byproduct of your main farming business, such as meat production or agritourism.
How will this information be used?
We’ve heard from many farmers that they have fiber they can’t get processed or sold. We’ve heard from many artisans, textile businesses, and crafters that they can’t get the kind of local fiber products they want to work with. What’s the disconnect?
This survey will provide data on how much fiber our region produces and the gaps in our supply chain. That information will guide Piedmont Fibershed’s work to create the resources and infrastructure our region’s fiber producers need to thrive.
I’m not a farmer. How can I help?
If you’re not a farmer but want to help, we’d love to have you help us spread the word about the survey!