Participate in our Fibershed

If you want to support regional agriculture, a local and fair economy, and ecological balance, consider letting us know more about you. Click here to fill out our interest survey as we develop our fibershed.

Ready to join us? Become a member!

The Chesapeake Fibershed offers two levels of membership – producer and supporter.

Producer Members are farmers, ranchers, designers, sewers, weavers, knitters, felters, spinners, mill owners, and natural dyers living and working within the Chesapeake Fibershed, an area that encompasses a 120-mile radius of the Greater Washington D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area, extending through the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and embracing portions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Chesapeake Fibershed is an Affiliate of Fibershed (fibershed.org) and uses their Certified Products Guidelines as a benchmark for producers and products.

Chesapeake Fibershed Producers follow these guidelines:

–All fiber is farmed/sourced within Chesapeake Fibershed, an area that encompasses the Chesapeake Bay watershed and extends for a 120-mile radius of the the Greater Washington D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan areas, extending through the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and embracing portions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
–All botanic dye is farmed/sourced within Chesapeake Fibershed border
–All labor is sourced within the Chesapeake Fibershed border.
–Only products that abide by these guidelines may bear the Certified Chesapeake Fibershed label.

Exceptions:
–Until the region has its own cotton and fine gauge wool milling facility, Fibershed verifies goods from farmers that have had to send their raw material out of the area for milling.
-Soap, mordants, sewing thread and most notions are also not yet manufactured in our region, thus Chesapeake Fibershed verifies goods from artisans whose soap, mordants, thread and notions are from out of the area.

Benefits of the $40 annual membership fee:

Inclusion in the Chesapeake Fibershed Producer Directory, which includes a listing on the interactive map and a highlight page with a brief bio, photos, your contact information and links to your social media

Use of Chesapeake Fibershed certified logo and labels.

Branded certified product materials

Opportunity to be featured in the Chesapeake Fibershed blog which includes an interview with one of our writers.

Inclusion of your upcoming events on the Chesapeake Fibershed calendar of events

Opportunity to have your events and offerings promoted in the Chesapeake Fibershed newsletter and social media channels to a general public audience.

 

Not a Producer?  You can show your support of the Chesapeake Fibershed Mission by becoming a Supporter Member.

Supporter Members foster, support, advocate for and aspire to the core of the Chesapeake Fibershed – local fiber, local labor and local natural dyes. Participation aids in our mission of connecting people to local fiber resources and building our local fiber economy.

Benefits of the $25 annual membership fee:

Listing of name and, if desired, your contact information on the Chesapeake Fibershed Supporting Member page.

Use of Chesapeake Fibershed Supporter logo and labels.

Inclusion of your upcoming events on the Chesapeake Fibershed calendar of events.

 

The membership year runs from January to January.

Producers:  Completion of this form and payment of your $40 annual membership constitutes agreement to the terms above. Payment may be made through PayPal to chesapeakefibershed@gmail.com

Supporters:   Please complete this form to the best of your ability.  Payment of the $25 annual membership fee can be made through PayPal to chesapeakefibershed@gmail.com.