My name is Ellen and I'm the hands behind FIBROUS, a series of woven goods, fiber art and accessories. This entire business was built on a hobby that I discovered in 2014 and is now my full time job (thanks to people like you). FIBROUS is born and based in Austin, TX but who knows where the future might lead. Being self-taught means it's my job to challenge myself everyday and I feel grateful to be part of a community who supports that kind of growth.
THE NAME, FIBROUS, IS DERIVED FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF UBUNTU, WHICH TRANSLATES,
“I AM BECAUSE WE ARE.”
In English, a fibrous object has inherent strength due to the nature of its individual parts working together as a whole. By melding these two concepts, FIBROUS symbolizes a hope for interconnectedness and support between craft and community, allowing life as an artist to not only be possible, but sustainable.
For any inquiries about commissions, wholesale, stocking, or any other questions, feel free to contact me anytime.
Thanks always for your support,