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Rebecca Burgess: Building Fibresheds

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 talks about starting a fibreshed and discusses her involvement with Fibreshed Field School, a program led by Emily Smith and run by the Shumka Centre.

This talk happened as part of Design + Dynamic Media Fall Speaker Series on October 15, 2020, and was generously supported by the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.