Vancouver Island FibershedLife honouring textiles group.
Vancouver Island Fibershed (VIF) is establishing a network between farmers and fibre consumers to build a local textile economy. VIF is part of the growing Fibreshed movement in North America, Europe and Australia that supports small-scale sustainable textile industries. VIF’s geographic scope encompasses all of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. VIF’s current focus is to compile an inventory and assessment of fleece and fiber producing animals to help us better understand what animal based fibers are being grown on Vancouver Island and throughout the Gulf Islands.