Recent Stories from Fibershed

A Soil-to-Soil Journey with the Northeastern Fibersheds

This past fall, I had the opportunity to visit Fibersheds in the Northeastern region of the United States. From touring knitting and wool mills, to visiting pastoral landscapes and wool washing facilities, I road tripped from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Rhinebeck, New York, where I met up with ten fibersheds from our Affiliate Network at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Below is the story of this trip and the story of fibersheds; of the people working within their community rebuilding soil-to-soil textile systems and why that matters.

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Textile and Fiber Policy 101: Influential New Legislation You Should Be Paying Attention To

Many regulatory systems shape our local fibersheds. Local, state, national (even international) policies and laws play an important role in influencing healthy and vibrant textile, fashion, and fiber systems. We put together a quick guide to help you understand some of the most influential new policies under consideration and what they could mean for transforming our material culture.

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Weaving Lineage in Diaspora

Sari Monroy Solís is a Mayan Kaqchikel and Xicana weaver, teacher, dyer, herbalist-in-training, and Fibershed’s Learning Center Workshop Coordinator, with a decades-long career as an immigration attorney. Sari revitalizes ancestral fiber arts in California and internationally – a journey and practice that started with a family loom and renewing her own connections to craft in her homelands of Guatemala and Mexico.

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