NJ Fibershed Blanket
Smiling Dog Farm is proud to be a participant in the NJ Fibershed Blanket Project by providing fleeces from our flock of Gotland sheep.
The NJ Fibershed Blanket is a cooperative project with nine member farms of the NJ Fibershed. Fleeces from participating farms were pooled, shipped to the processing mill for washing and spinning into yarn, then woven into blankets.
The wool used in producing the blankets is sourced entirely from farms in the New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania region, and must meet criteria for quality to ensure the final product is of the highest quality, beautiful, and enjoyable to own. Read more about the NJ Fibershed blanket project here.
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We thank all of our customers who purchased blankets from us, and hope you will enjoy them for many years.
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The NJ Fibershed Blanket Project is a cooperative project between small farms raising fiber animals for their fleeces. This is one of the major initiatives to meet our mission to bring NJ fiber farmers together, and to highlight locally produced fiber products.
100% of the wool used in the NJ Fibershed Blanket is from member farms located within our Fibershed region. The blanket program provides a way for small-scale fiber producers to sell their fiber, by having their wool processed and made into items that can be marketed to customers seeking local products and who want to support small small-scale, sustainable farms.
Participating farms provide raw fiber sourced entirely from their own flock. Fleeces are pooled, shipped to the processing mill, washed and spun into yarn, then woven into blankets. The fiber used in producing the blankets must meet criteria for quality to ensure the final product is of the highest quality, beautiful, warm, and enjoyable to own.