28 Sep '11, 2pm

Local dressing is the new local eating

The wool and cotton for all of the clothes in Rebecca Burgess' closet was grown within 150 miles of her home in the Bay Area. The wool was spun there, too; the dyes were grown there; the sweaters were knitted there. In fact, the clothes were entirely locally sourced from what Burgess calls her local "fibershed" — the network of farmers, millers, weavers, designers, dyers, knitters, and seamstresses that it takes to make clothes. Check out the clothes in the video above. Burgess doesn't think that everyone needs to source their entire closet locally but wants others to think harder about where their clothes are coming from. Think about your wardrobe like a meal, she says: most people's clothes are the sartorial equivalent of eating three meals a day at 7-11.

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