We looked on our bookshelves, and started a list of books related to our mission of producing ecologically conscious clothing that represents systemic beauty—from seed to skin. This list is in progress, so if you have additional links to suggest, please email us at fibershed@gmail.com.

We always encourage purchasing books from your local bookstore, but we are linking to online sources so you can learn more about the books.

Natural Dyes

Fiber and fiber animals



Textile Design


Land Based

Children’s Books


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For Emily Cunetto, the most critical part of her knitwear design process is when a clear vision of the piece arises from the material. To begin, she says, “I go for a fiber that speaks to me in some way.” From there, her designs are “a series of experiments, with this stitch or that needle” and then “it’s all about math once you get the swatch worked out.”
Click through to read about Emily's explorations of the Fibershed, from swatch knitting for the Wool & Fine Fiber Book to collaborating with Sheep to Shop for a grass-fed top on the Grow Your Jeans runway: www.fibershed.com/2015/11/28/emily-cunetto-collaborative-contemporary-knitwear/
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Don't miss Windrush Farm's Holiday Art Sale this Sunday in Petaluma! Support local artisans directly and experience the beauty of the local scenery, and delicious wood-fired pizza. See poster for details: ... See MoreSee Less

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An inspiring interview -- click through to listen to Keila McKracken, Northern Minnesota Fibershed affiliate organizer, describe the 100-mile farm to fashion hub she's building in Bemidji, Minnesota. Keila may have brought the first Hattersley Loom to our continent, and her weaving studio Bare Cloth: Hattersley Goes Stateside produces local cloth that celebrates her community: beta.prx.org/stories/165409 ... See MoreSee Less

Keila McCracken says that clothing can tell people who we are, what we like, and even where we're from. And she should know. She's a sustainable fashion designer who studied in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Keila runs Bare Cloth Studios, where she uses a pretty unique loom to weav…

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