29 Nov '11, 4pm

This is interestng:

This is interestng:

The Fibershed Project started out as a one-year attempt for me to see if I could wear clothes made from fiber and dye-plants that were sourced 150 miles from my front door. Initially I thought I could go to all the local farms and use my skills as a spinner, weaver, dyer and sewer to work out this crazy challenge on my own. However, I quickly realized that the project would need to be about the community in order to benefit the local economy and for me to see what resources we actually have in our region. I began bringing designers who were falling in love with the romantic idea of the countryside and pastures out to meet the farmers I had found. So the project turned into a community of people who were fascinated by the idea of localizing their artisanship.

Full article: http://www.thegreenstylist.com/2011/11/the-fibershed-proj...

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