Fiber Farm is home to a humble herd of alpacas, several miniature donkeys, a goat, lamb, two cats and one dog. Located on the top of Monteagle Mountain in Tracy City, TN, It embodies the culmination of many years' hard work and determination in order to provide a space where sustainable textile creation and education can flourish.
I began this textile journey on the front porches of the rural South, learning to hand stitch from my mother and a small group of women who were like grandmothers to me. It continued in the classroom, where I learned about the overwhelming amount of pollution the fashion industry creates each season, as it works tirelessly to crank out garments made from irresponsible materials in deplorable working conditions. As I completed my degree in Apparel Design, my focus became finding a way to follow my passion while avoiding further harm to the environment.
This farm is a gathering spot for folks young and old to come and see a variety of animals first-hand and a glimpse into living on a working farm.
The endeavors taking place here are always evolving. Farm tours, natural dye workshops, community events, farm to table dinners, shearing demonstrations, weekend retreats, to name a few.
I believe that we are here to make a difference. I believe that it is important to see where our clothes come from, and to provide a glimpse into the world of farming, hard work, and living in harmony with Mother Nature.