Recent Stories from Fibershed

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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JG SWITZER Shares the Magic and Magnificence of Wool

For Jessica, the journey started when she moved to Sebastopol and acquired six sheep (three Wensleydales and three Romneys). Jessica adored the animals’ beauty and tranquility, yet each spring, she found herself utterly perplexed with an abundance of wool she did not know what to do with. She would disperse it on her land for compost and mulch, but since knitting or weaving was outside her wheelhouse, Jessica desired to find a better way to process her small-batch wool. She wanted to find a solution not only for herself, but for many small farms in her community. Jessica’s inspiration led her to finding Fibershed, which eventually brought her to discover Luna.

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Herderin Begins with the Body and Soul

“What if garment consideration began with asking: Where would you like to be held? Where would you like to have some more support? Feel some weight around your shoulders, or something snug around your low back or abdomen? Could a garment play a role in healing you? Could it feel like wearing a parent’s clothes? What can clothing do for us, emotionally?”

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