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2020 Fibershed Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium: Healthy Soil and Sea
November 12 - November 14
The 9th annual Fibershed Symposium will focus on how natural fiber and dye systems can positively impact soil and sea. Join us this November 12 – 14:
[Registration coming soon]
From the landscape to the seascape, the largest active carbon pools on planet earth are where we humans work, and where the impacts of our lives are made evident. When textiles are drawn from fossil carbon reserves and spun into plastic clothing, we see ripple effects from climate destabilization to microplastic pollution. Extractive industries undermine our value systems – from the pressures of overproduction on garment workers to the excesses of disposable clothing.
In land-based fiber and dye systems, we see living examples that restore soil health and change the course of fashion and agriculture’s impact on waterways. Reconnecting to bioregional and cultural models of production, we can contribute to our oceans’ health and well-being, our soils, our manufacturing sector, and our fiber and dye sovereignty.