Puerto Rico Fibershed

Puerto Rico archipelago

Contact: Olga Calvo, Leila Mattina, Beatriz Lizardi

Email: prfibershed@gmail.com
Instagram: @puertoricofibershed

Our mission is to encourage our community and provide resources to develop a network of fiber and dye producers, artisans, designers and makers across Puerto Rico in order to create a regional “soil to soil” textile system. At the moment, we are on a very early stage working on research, field studies and prototype projects about growing cotton fiber, a variety of natural dye sources including indigo and processing waste wool. We look forward to extend educational initiatives and continue sharing the possibilities and impacts of working with local raw materials.

Nuestra misión es proveer recursos y motivar a nuestra comunidad para crear una red de productores alrededor del archipiélago de Puerto Rico que cultiven fibras y una variedad de fuentes de tintes naturales, artesanos, diseñadores y artistas con el fin de desarrollar un sistema regional textil que se rija por el modelo regenerativo “del suelo para el suelo”. Actualmente; estamos en una fase inicial de investigación, estudios de campo y prototipo sobre el cultivo y procesamiento de fibras de algodón, una variedad de fuentes de tintes naturales incluyendo índigo y procesando lana desechada. Deseamos continuar educando sobre las posibilidades e impactos de trabajar con materia prima local.

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