Author: Fibershed

Climate Beneficial Design: with Kali Made Garments, GDS Cloth Goods, and Flint Outdoors

Celebrating the collaborations that transform materials from soil to skin, we set out to visit each designer creating a full look for the Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Here we share excerpts from three conversations: read on for inspiration from their design practices and pathways to sustainability, and how each consumer, designer, and the fashion industry […]

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Creating Artful Community with Marin Sewing Lab

Written and Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Pia Andersson has a rich background of over 20 years in design and product development, gaining expertise with garments and accessories as well as in commercial manufacturing of textile products. A Swedish native, she has always been involved with making textiles, but it was upon retiring that she […]

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Learning to Blossom

Duckworth Farm, photo by Paige Green

Written by Sasha Wirth; Photography by Paige Green Rain clouds linger above, but they do nothing to dampen the excited voices of those gathered below. Today is Shearing Day at Duckworth Farm and everyone from teenagers to retirees has come to lend a hand. There’s Jasper, a fifteen-year-old with bright blonde hair, who recently helped pick […]

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Grazing At the Cutting Edge

Written by Erin Rae & Photographed by Paige Green “I want to tell the story of sheep.” states the bright, blue-eyed Robert Irwin, one of the owner/operators of Kaos Sheep Outfit. He looks up from under his ball cap and pauses to let that sink in while his hands continue to untangle a section of […]

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Noni’s Sheep

Written by Sasha Wirth; Photographed by Paige Green It began with only two sheep. Soon the two turned into eight. Then eighteen. Forty. Before long, Stemple Creek Ranch found itself with hundreds of sheep roaming the hillsides. “The first two sheep started off as my grandmother’s pets,” laughs Loren Poncia, the fourth-generation caretaker of land […]

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Wild Oat Hollow: Breeding Vitality

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Bright and luscious, glowing from within. Reflective and plump in the piercing winter light — this is how the grass shone verdant on the day I arrived at Wild Oat Hollow, a small homestead situated on a flat two-acre parcel in the tiny town of Penngrove, California. Wild […]

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Indigo in Hand at Red Twig Farm

Written and Photographed by Kalie llana Cassel-Feiss It all started with a gift: fifty tiny seedlings, exchanged from one woman’s hands to another. The seedlings were Polygonum tinctorium, whose body is made of glassy green almond-shaped leaves, tiny pink flower buds, and whose dye creates the infamous world-renowned deep blue our eyes love to drink […]

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