Neighborhood Fiber Co. was born in 2006 in a basement apartment in Washington, DC. A total city girl obsessed with color, owner Karida Collins set out to provide the world with hand-dyed yarns inspired by and named to reflect the natural beauty and diverse neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital. Since then, she has added many more colors to reflect a multitude of neighborhoods, landmarks, and locales. Since 2011, Neighborhood Fiber Co. has made a home in Baltimore, MD, and continues to offer vibrant, one-of-a-kind colors inspired by urban landscapes.
Now beginning its 15th year of business, Neighborhood Fiber Co. currently offers 14 different yarn bases in more than 70 colors. The majority of the yarns are made with GOTS-certified Organic Merino. While it is still machine washable, this wool is free from the harmful chemicals associated with the traditional superwash process. The decision to prioritize environmental responsibility is just one aspect of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s reputation within the fiber arts community as a company that is committed to justice, empowerment, and equality. In 2020, Karida founded the NFC Momentum Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund that has distributed more than $50k in grants to community organizations in the Baltimore community.