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EXPLORE 

THE WORLD 

WITH US 

Wild Fibers is dedicated to promoting and protecting all aspects of the natural fiber industry. We travel the world, interviewing shepherds from Alaska to Afghanistan, and we look at the changing world of processing, underscoring the need for sustainable practices. Our goal is to create a broader understanding of an industry that is as old as civilization itself.

Join us - in print or in person.

Holiday Shopping

A good book is always a welcome gift. 

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For those who love unusual stories and sensational images from around the world, "The Eye of Fiber" is the perfect gift for knitters, spinners  weavers, and fiber farmers. 

Order before December 1, 2021  and Save 15% 
Regular price: $27.95
Sale price: $23.75

Twisted Tales

A Memoir of Earthquakes, Orphans, Opium, and Other Wild Yarns From Around the World

Story and Photos By Linda N. Cortright

(pre-order)

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Move over Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer!

Great female travel writers like  Dervla Murphy and  Freya Stark,  (with tones of Dorothy Parker) now have competition with Linda Cortright’s Twisted Tales: A Memoir of Earthquakes, Orphans, Opium and Other Wild Yarns From Around the World . . . 

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Carroll Dunham
Author, National Geographic Global Tour Leader

Film Producer: PBS, BBC, National Geographic

 

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Cashmere & Indigo

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Just arrived! 

A stunning collection of indigo blockprint scarves on cashmere, and linen.

Tour Schedule 2022*

Our tours are designed to offer a unique experience with people and places the average traveler might otherwise not go. They are a blend of the wild and the wooly (including Antarctica) appealing to both fiber and non-fiber enthusiasts alike.

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Alaska

3/4/22-3/11/22

  • VIP Tour and dinner, Musk Ox Farm

  • Iditarod

  • Aurora Borealis

  • Train Ride: Fairbanks to Anchorage

  • Dog Mushing

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Antarctica

1/29/22-2/9/22

  • 12 days aboard a luxury ship

  • Expert naturalists and guides

  • Zodiac cruising

  • Kayaking, Hiking, and Camping

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Arctic

7/24/22-8/7/22 and 8/21/22-9/4/22

$750 Discount for Wild Fibers

  • Exclusive stay on Wrangel Island

  • Polar Bear, Musk Ox, Walrus

  • Snowy Owls, Arctic Foxes

  • Eastern Siberia's Cnukotka Coast

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Bhutan

4/5/22-4/14/22

  • Paro Tsechu Festival

  • Visit Royal Textile Academy

  • Dyeing Workshop

  • Sheep rearing Center

  • Optional trip: Hike to Tiger's Nest

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Scotland

May 31-June 12 and July 15-27, 2023

  • Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides

  • Harris Tweed Mill

  • Fair Isle knitters

  • The Faroe Islands

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South Africa

TBA

  • 2 nights at a Mohair Farm

  • Pt. Elizabeth: spinning factory

  • 2 nights at luxury safari camp

  • Sisal weavers in Swaziland

  • 3 nights, private camp Kruger Park

*With so much uncertainty about accessing different destinations, several trips are currently on hold. In late 2022, we hope to offer our first tour down the Mekong River, traveling through Vietnam and Cambodia, and we are also planning an extraordinary trip to the winter camel festival in Mongolia. Please let us know if you would like to be contacted as these plans unfold.

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The Falkland Islands

Beautiful Pure Merino and Silk Blend

MAGAZINE

Wild Fibers is published annually featuring stories about natural fibers from the world. It is most often called "the National Geographic of the fiber world" focusing on the relationships between culture and envIronment.

TOURS

We lead tours to Antarctica, the Arctic, South Africa, Alaska, Scotland, The Faroe Islands, The Falkland Islands, and India. combining a love of natural fibers and the natural world. With the exception of our polar cruises, our groups are limited to 8-10 guests,

LECTURES

Wild Fibers editor and publisher, Linda Cortright is an international speaker, offering adventurous stories and stunning images from her travels around the world. Currently, she is presenting a four-part series on Zoom

CASHMERE

CENTER

In 2015, Linda Cortright along with the support of her subscribers built the first and only cashmere spinning center in India's High Himalayas,  providing employment to 130 women.

Shopping

We offer a diverse selection of fiber items that we have thoughtfully sourced from 

family-owned businesses and local artisans around the world. Many of our pieces are one-of-a kind and can't be re-ordered. We ask for your understanding when ordering.

Digital Copies

We are gradually converting  our back issues into digital format. 
A complete list of digital copies is available here.

TESTIMONIALS

"WILD FIBERS IS LIKE 'THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OF THE FIBER WORLD'"

"THIS IS THE ONLY MAGAZINE MY HUSBAND AND I FIGHT OVER."

"I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE PLACES I HAVE BEEN WITH WILD FIBERS. I READ THE STORIES FOR YEARS AND THEN I STARTED GOING ON THEIR TOURS."

"I READ WILD FIBERS FOR THE STORIES, THE PICTURES, AND BECAUSE IT

ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH."