Borrowed from the Soil: Final Design Exhibition
February 29 - March 4$10
Do your clothes help or harm?
The essence of borrowing is an agreement to respect, care for, and be held accountable for what we are receiving in our temporary custody.
Although today’s clothing relies on transnational supply chains, petroleum-based materials, and land and labor exploitation, there is incredible potential to make shifts to a system that originates from the soil and supports the longevity and health of our ecosystems and communities. Designers have a unique place in these systems to turn natural materials grown on our regional landscapes into beautiful, long-lasting goods that serve our communities. As temporary custodians of the materials we make and use in our daily lives, we have an obligation to respect and care for these soil-born materials with the promise to return them back to the soil again.
The ‘Borrowed from the Soil’ Exhibition will showcase the final designs from local makers partaking in Fibershed’s year-long Design Challenge. Each designer is exploring how their design choices can embed longevity, compostability, and respect for the soil while using local natural fibers grown on Climate Beneficial farms and ranches. Each designer is incorporating some or all of the Design Focus Areas:
- Compostability: Utilization of natural fibers and dyes that begin and end with the soil, including notion material choices such as threads and closures.
- Longevity: High quality designs and materials that reflect long-lasting use, repairability, adaptability, and mobility in every component of the piece.
- Zero Waste Design: Garment and pattern design to prevent fabric waste.
Participating Designers: Info to come
The exhibition will also feature work by the talented, Petaluma-based photographer — Paige Green.
GENERAL INFO: Please read carefully
Location: Buddha Barn (down the road from Fibershed Learning Center) — 13201 Pt. Reyes – Petaluma Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Tickets: Tickets are sold through our pre-sale and at the door, for $10. All proceeds go to Fibershed programs. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are sold by a 1-hour arrival time slot. (Please try your best to arrive during this timeframe, but as long as you arrive on the day noted on your ticket, your ticket is valid.)
- Thursday, February 29, 11-3p
- Friday, March 1, 11-3p
- Saturday, March 2, 11-3p — Reception & Meet the Designers
- Sunday, March 3, 12-3p*
- Monday, March 4, 11-3p
*please note that the start time for the general public on Sunday is 12p.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT DATE ON THE EVENTBRITE PAGE PRIOR TO PURCHASING TICKETS.