About us

Minnesota Fiber Goods is a curated marketplace for high-quality handmade goods.

Minnesota Fiber Goods items are made by everyday people who find a distinct joy in making things for others. We are friends, neighbors, people raising kids, people with day jobs. Right now, we're knitters, sewers, needlepointers, and upcyclers. We hope to expand to include woodworkers, weavers, spinners and paper artists. We are people who care about every aspect of an item—its design, its construction, its impact. We take pride in what we do and we are delighted to share our handmade items with others.

 

Minnesota Fiber Goods items come to you not as a blank slate, but as an object already cared for. They were not made by a machine, but a person with a life and backstory, who finds a distinct joy in sharing their craft. These items are made to be used and enjoyed. Our hope is that they are cherished items, but not overly-precious items. They are objects ready for everyday use, ready to become your new favorites.

 

We love to see our work getting used! Whether it's out on the town, out in the wild or just in the living room, tag us on social @minnesotafibergoods.

Minnesota Fiber Goods is transparent about who we are, what we do, and what we value.

Minnesota Fiber Goods believes that values aren't something you have, they're something you do. Here's what we value, and how we are putting those values into action.

 

We value the dignity of others. We believe that we need to participate in rebuilding social environments that allow us all to be whole and thrive. We believe that Black Lives Matter. We believe that we don't just get to have the communities we want, it is our responsibility to imagine and create them together. So we donate at least 6.12% of our revenue to support racial justice in the Twin Cities.

 

We value our natural environment. We believe that crafting and fashion can be fun and slow. We believe that plastic consumption should be reduced. We believe that we can and should spend money in our own communities first. We believe in reusing and re-purposing. So we use materials that are made from 100% natural fibers or repurposed, extending from our products to our shipping materials.

 

We value learning and growing. We believe in being curious. We believe in learning. We believe in asking questions, and tracking down answers. We believe that there is more than one way to learn. Our motto is, "try something, learn something." We can't grow unless we change, and we can't change unless we try new things. So we commit to trying 1 new technique every month, and to share what we learned on social media. Follow this specific project at #MFGtsls.

 

We aren't perfect, but we are trying, and we are learning.

 

 

Everyday artistry. Made to be used.

Minnesota Fiber Goods was created by Kate Roarty, an entrepreneur, knitter and designer committed to providing a marketplace for everyday artists and makers to share their expertise, craft and goods.