Author: Fibershed

Old-World Wool at The Paddocks

The Paddocks, photo by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Follow the road to the end and you’ll meet a wide stretch of caramel-colored sand and the wild ocean. The air is cool and the colors classic to Northern California’s coastline. This is Point Arena, one of the smallest incorporated cities in the state and one of the […]

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Tallow: Summer Solace’s Food for the Skin

Summer Solace Tallow products

Written by Sasha Wirth & Photographed by Paige Green On a busy street in North Oakland, nestled beside an old-school barbershop and a deli selling everything from donuts to Chinese food, stands a green converted storefront. At first glance, it appears to be just another commercial space, perhaps even a warehouse. But past the metal […]

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Sheepie Dreams Of Love And Dedication

Written by Taya Badgley; Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss If you ever find yourself in need of an inspiring excursion, or an excellent chutney recipe I suggest a visit to Sandra Charlton’s Sheepie Dreams farm. There’s a very good chance your outing will re-invigorate, and quite possibly leave you with a jar of chutney for […]

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Small is Mighty at Macedo’s Mini Acre

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Four generations ago, two families immigrated from far away lands to settle in a small town in the Central Valley of California. In this town called Turlock, Larry and Maureen Macedo now continue the tradition of their ancestors: Larry’s from Portugal, and Maureen’s from Sweden. Upon settling in […]

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Dispatches from Hemp Research: Harvesting & Evaluating a Field Trial in North Carolina

Hemp holds tremendous potential as a crop that can contribute to restoring our working landscapes, revitalizing our regional economies, and rethinking the impact of the way we clothe ourselves. Our worldwide fiber consumption has tipped the scale toward a reliance on fossil-fuel derived synthetics, yet bast fibers and blended fabrics emerge as a soil-based solution […]

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