Above features the owner and founder of the Neighborhood Fiber Company, Karida Collins. The dye studio/store is located in Baltimore Maryland and has deep connections in community building in that area. I feel like they are not a Neighborhood in name only, the good people at Neighborhood Fiber Company live the name they work under. I LOVE Neighborhood Fiber. Love it. The colors and products are Quality (and that is quality with a capital "Q.") I have used both their yarn and their spinning fiber, the latter of which I used in a magazine publication (yeah, it's that nice). I feel like it is important to find yarn that speaks to you on as many levels as it possibly can, and that is exactly what this yarn does for me.
The company is transitioning to a full organic collection of yarn, prioritizing ecological responsibility in their art. They did not start this way, people loved their yarn and colors before they began searching for eco-responsible fibers; they could have stayed the way they were, but they have chosen the more challenging road and I admire them for that. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, really. They are a company of justice and empowerment...making them sort of like superheroes of yarn. They are involved in so many social justice projects, from empowerment of minority voices to voting rights. Karida Collins began a donor-advised fund in 2020 that has already provided over $50,000 in community grants in the Baltimore area. Wow.
High-end fibers are expensive. They are a treat for many of us. This high-end, artisan yarn is a treat, to be sure, but it is also a beacon for how all high-end fiber can be more than just the skeins they are wound in. I highly recommend and encourage you to check out Neighborhood Fiber Company.