- Commercial pricing on processing
- Manage all fiber submissions
- Sell any and all product in the wholesale pool on the member’s behalf
- Remit timely payments to the member for sales from the wholesale pool.
- Quarterly account statementsAnnual Product Report
- Fiber Tracking Forms
- Frequent communication between membership and NFP Board
- Full website access
- Access to NFP’s corporate shipping rate
- Access to NFP banner for shows/events
- Customizable brochure (under construction)
- Regional representation on Board of Directors
What our processors have to say about working with Certified Sorted® fiber…
John at Frankenmuth Woolen Mill:
“You experienced a 9% processing loss. Our typical loss of the alpaca we run is usually more like 15% – 20% processing loss. So I am very impressed with the fiber you have sent in.I give this alpaca a score of 9.75 out of 10 (10 being the best) and my typical experience is more like 6. I suggest that NAAFP members may want to start to raise some wool on the side since you’re so good at alpaca.”
Debbie Lipinski at Georgia Mountain Fibers:
“The Quality of the sorting was excellent. Handle, grade and staple length were very uniform and it was apparent that this fiber project was handled very professionally with an extreme amount of thought, practicality and consideration.It is always a pleasure to work with fiber that has been prepared this carefully.It is highly apparent that the success of the alpaca fiber industry is top priority when you see NAAFP sorted fiber!
At the Georgia Mountain Fiber Mill, we have a sign in our breakroom – “PLEASURE IN THE JOB PUTS PERFECTION IN THE WORK” – ARISTOTLE.
We have appreciated working with The NAAFP – The perfection of their work shows in their true pleasure in the building of a quality Alpaca Fiber Industry!”
Chick Colony at Harrisville Designs:
Dear Robyn: “I am writing to let you know that we are finding that the sorted alpaca fiber that we are spinning for you is a far superior product to the unsorted fibers that we have attempted to spin before. The quality and consistency of your fiber is allowing us to spin a yarn without adding a substantial quantity of wool as we have had to do with other alpaca lots.”You and your members should be commended on developing this concept of sorting the fiber to achieve a better quality end product. Alpaca is a wonderful fiber but only if it is prepared properly before spinning. I believe that the care and attention to the special qualities of the fiber that you are promoting will allow you to achieve vastly superior quality yarns. Keep up the good work.”
John Colony, President
And Knit Designer Carolyn Doe Designs:
“As a knitwear designer, I knit every day. I choose only yarns that are a total pleasure to work with. Certified Sorted North American Alpaca yarns are a high quality yarn that are luxuriously soft and warm, yet surprisingly lofty and light. They feel wonderful! I can highly recommend their yarns for use in any of my patterns. Not only are they a joy to knit with, but a joy to wear as well.”