Fibershed Annual Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium
November 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm$20 - $40
Illuminating the Cycles & Processes that Clothe Us
The arc of texture and color for our regional land base is expressed in our plant-based dyes, color grown cottons, and variegated animal fibers that are produced from a diversity of plant and animal species. Natural forms and colors are dependent upon interactive ecological processes and human engagement with these systems.
This year’s Fibershed Symposium will provide education to the general public about how current textile systems are impacting our health, water, carbon and genetic life and how the replication of decentralized, regional, transparent, and regeneratively produced Fibershed soil-to-skin value chains are a direct alternative to existing industrial models and the havoc these systems have imparted on our personal and global ecology.
We will discuss the scale of the problems, and the scale of the solutions in a short presentation and panel discussion based format.
Our community of farmers, ranchers, artisans, and independently-owned manufacturers produce more than enough material to clothe their communities; they are simply awaiting the cultural and institutional support to do so. With a world rapidly needing to transform its relationship with natural systems, Fibershed models offer direct, immediate and tangible solutions for global water supplies, carbon cycle imbalance, retaining genetic integrity, and personal health.
This year’s Symposium will provide participants both an intellectual and hands-on road map for how we can build our Fibershed together, as a community, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Visit the Fibershed Symposium page for more information about presenters, hands-on demos and Fibershed Marketplace vendors.
Fibershed Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium
November 11, 2017
from 9:30 am to 5 pm
at the Dance Palace
Point Reyes Station, CA