Imagine, locally produced textiles as available as local food.

Establishing a robust network that fosters collaboration between farmers and consumers of fibers, with the overarching goal of nurturing and fortifying a thriving local textile economy.

Who We Are

Vancouver Island Fibreshed (VIF), situated upon unceded traditional Indigenous territories,  links farmers, processors, makers and consumers in creating a local textile economy based on renewable resources and climate beneficial farming methods.

VIF was created in 2018 and is based on the California Fibershed, the model that is spreading throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

sheep heading to barn at sunset

From the Blog