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.
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A Memoir of Earthquakes, Orphans, Opium, and Other Wild Yarns From Around the World
Story and Photos By Linda N. Cortright
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 . . .
Author, National Geographic Global Tour Leader
Film Producer: PBS, BBC, National Geographic
Cashmere & Indigo
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.
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. We also have plans for tours to Bhutan and Mongolia. Please let us know if you would like to be contacted as these plans unfold.
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
We are gradually converting our back issues into digital format.
A complete list of digital copies is available here.
"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."
"To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?"