> > > Based in San Francisco, we offer small-batch, sustainably sourced yarn + fiber goods. We design our collections to spark creativity in makers (that’s you!) while creating meaningful opportunities to support and elevate fiber-producing communities. Our incredibly skilled partner artisans practice their craft in small, family-run workshops in Nepal, Tibet and America's West Coast.
~ We’re committed to using low-impact, recyclable (and compostable, whenever feasible) packaging: You’ll find that we label and package our products as minimally as possible. Our labels are made from paper as are all of our fiber packs—you’ll find little to no plastic in our packaging choices.
~ Love Fest Fibers was founded with the goal of investing in the yarn maker communities with which we work. As we grow, we will invest a percentage of our profits in programs that directly benefit our partners. We aim to take you on that journey as we explore our partner communities' needs.
Hello! I'm so happy you're here!
So this love fest began in Tibet, the fibers part came a bit later. I’ve been obsessed with the Tibetan Plateau since I was a teenager. It started when I was in high school and joined a community service project in Nepal and Tibet. The experience made a huge impact on me and I’ve sought wild (and somewhat weird) ways to live there ever since—I went to Tibet University to learn Tibetan language and run around Lhasa for two years; I got a year-long research grant to document the healing practices of Himalayan spirit medium women (yeah, lots of stories for you there); I went back for a Masters in sustainable development then worked with foundations and Tibetan nomad communities on environmental and cultural preservation projects. I just kept going back and staying for as long as visas would allow.
I fell in love with the incredibly vibrant fiber traditions of the region along the way—both from the pastoralist perspective of caring for land and animals, and the artisan perspective of creating textiles. I founded Love Fest Fibers out of that fascination and with the goal of supporting traditional livelihoods. That commitment also extends to fibercraft communities at home on America’s West Coast where I feel so lucky to have found my dream partners in a women-owned, women-run fiber mill in Washington State where we create all of our core-spun collections.
Barring a global pandemic or my early mamahood duties of wrangling a toddler, I still travel back to the Tibetan Plateau each year to work one-on-one with our partners. I'm always excited to share the process behind each of our collections and hope to create a connection between you, our materials and the artisans who create them.
A big thank you for your support (not a single collection would exist without you) and coming along for the ride!
Britt & Team Love Fest