Author: Handmade Business

The 100-Mile Suit

insight-gained-october-2008-3Textile artist, designer and educator Kelly Cobb of Philadelphia, Pa., has revisited the concept of handmade clothing. With the help of 23 spinners, knitters, tanners and other craftspeople along with sheep farmers, she created the 100-Mile Suit—a complete outfit of under and outer garments made solely of materials raised, produced, processed and constructed within 100 miles of Philadelphia.

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Asheville’s Significant Influence on Western North Carolina

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina


Asheville, North Carolina, is quite simply one of the great craft centers of America. Many of today’s handcrafts have their origins in the region’s Appalachian Mountains and this craft heritage has been passed on from one generation to the next. Today many of the nation’s finest craft artists make their home in Asheville and its environs.

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