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Community-Supported Cloth Presentation
January 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Want to see Fibershed’s Community Supported Cloth in person, meet the creators, or hear more about Climate Beneficial Wool? Attend an upcoming CSC viewing at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, coming up in January 2017.
When you enter your local fabric store, it is rare to nonexistent that you’ll see a textile with an ingredients list, and it is more rare to see a fabric processed within your home community. We rarely consider a textile’s agricultural origin or the mechanical and chemical processes that industrial textiles undergo. In garment labeling today, the rules do not require noting the fabric’s source and what you see on the label only relates to where a zipper, button, or finishing process occurred.
What if you could wear a regionally grown and woven textile with no health harming synthetic finishes or toxic dyes, that was tied directly to reversing the effects of climate change, while providing better livelihoods for your community? For the past 5 years, Fibershed has been dedicated to creating prototypes that tread the path for this very reality. We’ve focused on bridge building between individuals and the biological context of the raw materials that clothe them. We acknowledge the lack of options that brands, artisans and makers have sourcing traceable textiles. Through the Community Supported Cloth program, our aim is to build a transparent, regional and regenerative textile economic model that supports the ranchers and artisans in our community.