Category: Artisans

Building the Fashion Revolution

Andrea Plell is the founder of Ecologique Fashion  an ethical and sustainable fashion consultancy based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2007, Plell has put her background in business and marketing to work to change the fashion industry, from creating editorial content to coordinating fashion shows. Ecologique Fashion has worked with the 25th Street Collective in Oakland, […]

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Knitting by Radius

Written by Jess Daniels; photography by Paige Green, except where noted Shelli Westcott describes her world through touch and tactility; color and arrangement play a role, but texture, hand, and layering are forefront. This explains, in part, why she felt it was imperative that she dig her hands deeply into the creation of the second […]

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Boneyard Beanies

Story by Jenna Tico, photos by Alycia Lang (except where noted) With a quote famously attributed to Mark Twain (but more likely overheard on BART in the middle of a fog-in), Bay area residents love to quip that “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”—and most haven’t even tried surfing here. […]

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Surfing Serendipity with Mary Pettis-Sarley

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photos by Paige Green Mary Pettis-Sarley is primarily concerned with knitting herself into the fabric of her world, and her world is anything but ordinary. She is sage and earthy, philosophical and pragmatic; she seems to exist on two planes, one highly metaphysical, the other profoundly terrestrial—neither involves the mundane. Yet, […]

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The Get-It-Done Girl

By Jenna Tico, with photography by Alycia Lang In an age of memoirs-turned-movies, it is not uncommon to hear about being in “the right place at the right time.” However, for Robin Chapin Pilatti—artisan and businesswoman behind “Fleece to Garment”—one thing is clear: her introduction to the world of fiber has been more than a […]

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Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

Photographs by Paige Green Photography; story by Jess Daniels. There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator. For years, Kristine has worked in this balance as a natural dyer, spinner, knitter, community-builder, and owner of the shop A Verb for Keeping […]

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A Journey Into the Blue

By Shaine Drake, with photography by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss (except where noted) A producer, processor, broker and purveyor of biodynamic goods, Craig Wilkinson has been immersed in the holistic and ecologically conscious practice of biodynamic farming since 1998. “It [Biodynamics] is really the beginning of my story,” Craig explains. When answering the question of what […]

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Indigo Volunteer Days!

Fibershed Indigo Project 2015  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS A call for volunteers to help plant over 2000 indigo seedlings in two days.  Many areas to help from planting to weeding to support crew & photo documentation. We will be planting indigo seedlings between 440 foot rows of olive trees and creating a diverse polyculture on a biodynamic […]

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