What started off as a bi-monthly subscription box has turned into a full fledge support system for all things fiber. My mission is to support US based brands and their tangible goods through our yarn subscription boxes and highlight designers, writers, and illustrators in our new magazine. A Fiber Collective is about fiber and sustainability with the common love of slow living, friends, and community.
While the subscription boxes cater to the fiber lover, A Fiber Collective also offers a space for goods, tutorials, and knitting patterns. Right now we are offering standard yarn boxes: Sock Box, Hand-Dyed Box, and the Farm Box. Each box will offer a yarn and 2-3 extras (lets dive down the hole of all the amazing and fun notions there are!), with each item coming from a small business or maker within the United States. The site will host crafting kits, tutorials, patterns, and a Fiber Exchange once a year, while focusing on slow living, community, friendship, and the common love of fiber arts as a whole. I'm hoping this collaborative effort will help brands reach new hands and open doors for further opportunities.
A Fiber Collective is founded by Claire Borchardt of Autumn and Indigo Fibers after years of dabbling in all things fiber. "Natural fiber is such an amazing thing - going from an animal, to fiber, to yarn, as just the basic underlying entity of what our community is about. People knit, crochet, spin, weave, and then there's needlepointing of different varieties. Add in color and make it spunky or keep it bare bones and neutral, there's no wrong way to do your craft, and it's how you love it and what you make it that matters. Many of us hone into more than one fiber craft, and I'm hoping this space will be a place for many of us to celebrate all of it."