September 11, 2014
Until quite recently, Texas had a thriving mohair industry.
The end of government subsidies, combined with severe drought and low-cost international competition, have made that industry a fraction of what it once was. But, as Quince & Company demonstrates with its mohair/Merino blend Piper—all sourced from Texas—it ain't over until it's over.
An Icelandic Saga
But wait! An ambitious Indiegogo campaign succeeded in raising funds to keep the farm intact. In the few days remaining, a new goal has been set: to raise enough funds to get Johanna her own milking room and cheese-making equipment. With such in-house capacity, her path toward economic viability would be nearly ensured. Can you help?
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Piper in a ray of afternoon sun
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