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Grow Your Jeans
October 3, 2015
To see photos from this event, visit Paige Green Photography’s Facebook album.
Join us on October 3rd, 2015, to meet the Farmers, Ranchers, and Skilled Artisans that Grow Our Clothes from the Soil to Our Skin while enjoying the tastes and terroir experience of our land’s foods and wines, and listening to music by Arann Harris.
Connect and meet the people who provide our first form of shelter… and regionalize your wardrobe at the Fibershed Marketplace—where you can touch, feel and invest in a palette of diverse fibers that have been constructed into garments just for this event.
We’ll be inaugurating our homegrown jeans in the historic barn at the Mann Family Farm in Bolinas, California, just a bit north of the city that popularized this utilitarian garment over a century ago. The homestead will be dotted with demos of indigo dyeing, spinning and weaving.
Included in the evening’s festivities will be a fashion show that weaves the Fibershed producer community together through the pairing of our denim with ‘grass-fed’ tops. We’ve engaged our rangeland and pasture-based farming community—as well as local hand-spinners, knitters, weavers and designers—to take part in this bioregional creation process.
All of the tops and accoutrements will be available for sale, and the bulk of the proceeds will support the farmers and artisans who made them. Very affordably priced raffle tickets will be for sale for those interested in the prize of having a custom pair of homegrown jeans made specifically to their measurements. The remaining jeans have been pre-sold, but our vision is to help build a cooperative that can continue making locally farmed denim garments.
Funds raised from this event are being used to provide education & outreach that speaks directly to the importance of regional textile cultures and economies, and to assess the expansion potential of regenerative agriculture and value-added artisan supply chains in our community.
Visit our Grow Your Jeans website to learn about the Soil-to-Skin process of growing your jeans, from the indigo, to the cotton, to the weaving and sewing.