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Community


The Oriole Mill is fortunate to be a part of a larger artisan community that believes in high quality, low impact textile production with a focus on design, sustainability and longevity.

Partners

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of partners on a variety of creative endeavors.

Pavo Textiles: Founded by two friends, Pavo produces artisanal baby wraps that are destined to become family heirlooms.

Keep Shoes: A vegan, cruelty-free shoe company committed to the values of consciousness, community and craftsmanship.

Catharine Ellis: For over 30 years a college professor and hand weaver, Catharine Ellis is the leading scholar of the woven shibori process.  She continues to explore natural dyes, and shares her research with colleagues and students world-wide.

AppalatchAn ethically-driven outdoor apparel company dedicated to creating high-quality, American made clothing.

Friends

We are all only as strong as the sum of our parts. As The Oriole Mill strives to rewrite the rules of American manufacturing, we are thankful there are other companies and organizations with like-minded missions.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: Dedicated to advancing the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the U.S.

Craft in America: A nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.

Handmade in America: A nonprofit organization that celebrates the rich tradition of handmade crafts and the economic viability of it’s offerings.

EchoView Fiber Mill: An eco-friendly, living wage certified animal fiber processing mill located just north of Asheville, NC.

Penland School of Crafts: A national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives.

Kansas City Art Institute:  One of  the finest fiber/textile programs in the United States, and Bethanne’s alma mater.

Haywood Community College:  Haywood’s professional crafts program prepares students in all aspects of what it takes to be a professional in the crafts.  Beyond high standards in the integrity of making, HCC teaches practical business matters.