Located just along the Rosebud River in the valley near Rosebud, Alberta, Rosebud River Fibre Mill is the newest addition to this family farm. The Martin family has owned this small homestead farm since 1898, raising sheep and partaking in a variety of small ventures through the years. We now raise a variety of wool breed sheep and cattle on the farm full time. Stevie Vermunt lives on the farm with her mum and Jim, and is co-owner of Rosebud River Fibre Mill, alongside Alexandra. As a mother daughter team, we knew we wanted to do something creative, inspiring and ecologically sound with our time, and that is how the mill started; with a vision of working with fibre.
Here at Rosebud River Fibre Mill, we aim to make quality Canadian sourced wool and alpaca yarns more available to the public. We also extend our services to offer people another option for custom processing their fibre. We want to help meet the demand for locally processed yarns and rovings.
Why Wool and Alpaca? Natural fibres such as wool and alpaca are both great insulators in the heat and cold, flame resistant, stain and moisture resistant, and incredibly durable and long-lasting. Not only are these fibres great to wear, but they are also 100% biodegradable and recyclable, making them great replacements to acrylic and polyester, which are accumulating in our landfills.