Coverart for item
The Resource Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy, Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White ; photographs by Paige Green

Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy, Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White ; photographs by Paige Green

Label
Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy
Title
Fibershed
Title remainder
growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White ; photographs by Paige Green
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber, dyes, and the chemistry that forms the backbone of modern textile production. While humans are 100 percent reliant on their second skin, it's common to think little about the biological and human cultural context from which our clothing derives. Almost a decade ago, weaver and natural dyer Rebecca Burgess developed a project focused on wearing clothing made from fiber grown, woven, and sewn within her bioregion of North Central California. As she began to network with ranchers, farmers, and artisans, she discovered that even in her home community there was ample raw material being grown to support a new regional textile economy with deep roots in climate change prevention and soil restoration. A vision for the future came into focus, combining right livelihoods and a textile system based on economic justice and soil carbon enhancing practices. Burgess saw that we could create viable supply chains of clothing that could become the new standard in a world looking to solve the climate crisis. In Fibershed readers will learn how natural plant dyes and fibers such as wool, cotton, hemp, and flax can be grown and processed as part of a scalable, restorative agricultural system. They will also learn about milling and other technical systems needed to make regional textile production possible. Fibershed is a resource for fiber farmers, ranchers, contract grazers, weavers, knitters, slow-fashion entrepreneurs, soil activists, and conscious consumers who want to join or create their own fibershed and topple outdated and toxic systems of exploitation"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgess, Rebecca
Dewey number
677
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TS1540
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
White, Courtney
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Textile fiber industry
  • Plant fibers
  • Animal fibers
Label
Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy, Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White ; photographs by Paige Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Cost of Our Clothes -- The Fibershed Movement -- Soil-to-Soil Clothing and the Carbon Cycle -- The False Solution of Synthetic Biology -- Implementing the Vision with Plant-Based Fibers -- Implementing the Vision with Animal Fibers and Mills -- Expanding the Fibershed Model -- A Future Based in Truth
Control code
2019027521
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781603586634
Lccn
2019027521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1107137340
Label
Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new textile economy, Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White ; photographs by Paige Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Cost of Our Clothes -- The Fibershed Movement -- Soil-to-Soil Clothing and the Carbon Cycle -- The False Solution of Synthetic Biology -- Implementing the Vision with Plant-Based Fibers -- Implementing the Vision with Animal Fibers and Mills -- Expanding the Fibershed Model -- A Future Based in Truth
Control code
2019027521
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781603586634
Lccn
2019027521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1107137340

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
Processing Feedback ...