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Rebecca Burgess on Building Fibresheds

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join us for a talk by Rebecca Burgess on Building Fibresheds. This talk is part of Design + Dynamic Media Fall Speaker Series at Emily Carr.

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Communities around the world often rely upon exploitative textile systems. Fibreshed develops place-based regional fibre and natural dye systems that generate necessary forms of material culture, while simultaneously regenerating lost carbon stocks in our soils and providing meaningful livelihoods. Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans within the Northern California fibreshed and is piloting a regenerative fibre systems model at a community scale. Rebecca will talk about starting a fibreshed and discuss her involvement with Fibreshed Field School, a program led by Emily Smith and run by the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.