For 16 years, luxury fibers have been hand dyed from Fresno.
"I get inspiration from the whole world when I'm creating dyes and colors," said Sabrina Famellos, Anzula Luxury Fibers founder and owner.
The company recently moved into a new facility near Blackstone near Belmont that has air conditioning. The open space has allowed them to be more efficient in their production.
"We now have everything in a logical setup. It's going from one space to the next and not having to go back and forth and waste steps," Famellos said.
Anzula dyes about a dozen different types of fibers. Everything from cashmere to milk protein. Yarns that are known for being soft and extremely luxurious.
About seven employees are a part of the operation here in the Valley. They help with dying, re-skeining and shipping it out to customers around the world.
"I was laid off in 2008 and there were no jobs that could pay my mortgage and I wanted to have quality jobs and jobs people could actually live off of," Famellos said.
Locally you can find their yarn at Swatches.
On Saturday, the shop will open to the public for Anzula Palooza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature factory tours, live art, and music.
This is the third time they have allowed people inside their operation.
"I love Fresno. Fresno is my favorite place to be. I travel all over the country all year long and there is nothing quite like Fresno, the culture, the people, the land. Fresno is my heart. I love Fresno," Famellos said.
Designing yarn in the Valley and helping people create around the world.
You can find more information on their website here.