Laura and I started North Light Fibers in 2009. Karyn Logan, our 3rd Partner, joined in 2011 and we never looked back. Many other's were part of the team from Renata and Sophia to Reva and Renee to name a few.
We are very proud to have been the first manufacturer and "light industry" on Block Island as we demonstrated that a year round business could be successful on Block Island. Justin Abrams (1661 Inn) was very supportive and built/leased us a building for our yarn mill where we produced world-class handcrafted artisanal yarns from exotic fibers. We love working with fibers and making the yarn 100% on Block Island – from washing and dying to carding, spinning and finishing as well as producing hand knit and handwoven garments and home décor.
Please refer to the "mill" pages to see some pictures of the yarn manufacturing process. The vast majority of our finished goods are produced by the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center (blind, visually impaired and senior citizens), Stitch 22 (an organization set up to support women in war torn Bosnia) and Family Heirloom Weavers.
in 2023, for some personal health reasons, Laura and I decided to move to Minnesota and continue producing and marketing garments and home decor items but not market finished yarn. All of our sales will be through our on-line store and select shows and direct mail.
We hope you will visit the store or email (email@example.com) so we can get you signed up!