Recent Stories from Fibershed

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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Celebrating Working Landscapes With Outerknown’s California Series

California-based company Outerknown — a founding member of the California Cotton & Climate Coalition (C4) — has launched a new collection that celebrates California farmers and working landscapes. The California Series is made with 100% Climate Beneficial™ cotton, grown and sewn entirely in the heart of California’s Central Valley. This line represents a first-of-its-kind for Outerknown and uplifts a regional community of farmers, designers, and producers committed to closely collaborating through our fiber systems to leverage the soil’s ability to fight climate change.

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How Fashion Companies Can Take Responsibility for Their Waste and Move Toward A Just, Circular Textile Economy

The consequences of the clothing industry’s high volume, linear production model are devastating. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy that develops stewardship programs for producers to take responsibility for the end-of-life phase of their products. If done well, textile EPR could help catalyze shifts in textile material choices, production volumes, and design for longevity and circularity.

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