Gallery: Fingerlakes Woolen Mill Carries History of Processing Sustaina...

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In 2001, a couple with science backgrounds were looking for a small business in a rural location when they came across an ad in a county journal. Discovering the ad was for an old wool mill in Genoa, New York, they took the opportunity to take over operations from the previous owners. After a week of on-site training, they found themselves on a whole new adventure in life. Now with 14 Hog Island Sheep, 29 chickens, several goats, and a cow, Jay Ardai and Suzanne O'Hara run the Fingerlakes Woolen Mill, a sustainable operation that functions in a local context and produces beautiful, natural fibers that many eco-minded New York designers use in their work.

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  1. dag March 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Hi, I would love to send my romney wool to have blankets/etc made. Is that a possibility?
  2. elayne November 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    Hi, I would love to send my Icelandic wool to have blankets made. Is that a possibility?