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New Era Fiber

Farm to Fashion Manufacturing

Karl & Jan Heinrich
698 Wallace Rd.Gallatin, TN 37066

Farm to Fashion Manufacturing

New Era Fiber



Please visit www.newerafiber.com for service and pricing information.

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Service Description

Fiber Processing
New Era Fiber specializes in processing Suri and Huacaya alpaca fleece into superb yarn and ultimately, the most beautiful luxury wear available.

We process your fiber the way you want it and return it to you to sell. NEF can produce your 100% Huacaya or Suri (ultra lace to bulky) or fiber blends, roving, yarn, core spun rug yarn, seamless garments, and accessories. With our partners, we can also turn your farms' fiber into socks or tapestry rugs for you to sell at your farm store. All items "Made from Your Fiber"!

Quality assurance
With years of experience and practical know-how, we know attention to detail counts and that sustainability is the way of the future. We are committed to processing our clients’ fiber to the highest standard possible as we keep ecological ideals in mind. Our skilled team provides communication, education and prompt answers to your practical questions. We treat your fiber as we would our own from when it arrives at our manufacturing facility to when you receive it back. New Era Fiber transforms your animals’ fleece into high quality yarn or garments suitable for sale in the most exclusive boutiques and popular farm stores.

Stations in our facility
* Washing: First the fiber is washed to remove dirt and vegetable matter.
*Picker: The fiber is sent through a picker that separates the fiber. It is then blown and permitted to settle. This gives us a more uniform mass to work with.
*Separator: Removes the high micron diameter fibers while passing on the desired smaller fibers. This is a 2-stage separator and each stage is adjusted independently to remove fiber that are larger than desired. These larger diameter fibers are used for lower quality products and the more uniform fiber that passes thru is used for the higher quality yarn.
*Carder: Fiber is sent through the carder to align fibers and to further remove non-uniform fibers. The end result of this process is roving which is the first product we offer to customers.
*Drawing: The fiber is drawn out to achieve the proper weight of roving and to increase uniformity in the roving.
*Spinning: This process drafts the fiber to the exact amount required for the size of yarn being made and twists the fibers to achieve the strength needed in a single ply of yarn. Once the single plys have been combined, you have the second product we offer our customers. Custom Yarns.
*Knitting: Our state-of-the-art knitting machines can create a variety of finished goods to help you increase you profit margin.

Finished good have the highest return on investment margin for the fiber you grow.

Terms of Service

698 wallace rd
Gallatin tn 37066