In this week’s episode, LaChaun is speaking with Lydia Wendt the Founder and Design Director of the California Cloth Foundry, who's mission is to positively change the industry one bolt of fabric and garment at a time.
Casey Newman is an environmental educator, natural dye cultivator and co-owner and operator of Cedar Dell Forrest Farm. A forest farm that aims to maintain the health and integrity of the natural ecosystem while sustainably raising animals and growing food on the non-forested portion of the property.
Jane Hansen is a small-scale sustainable wool fiber farmer living in Northern Wisconsin.She grows vegetables, greens, herbs, flowers and fruits on a seven year crop rotation as well as uses a management intensive grazing method for her flocks.
Sharon along with small farmers and hand weavers in Louisiana are working towards reviving Acadian Brown Cotton. Sharon talks about creating the documentary film Cotonjaune", Acadian Brown Cotton, A Cajun Love Story”, which dives into the fascinating and little-known history of hand weaving and brown cotton in Louisiana.
Sally is an organic bio-dynamic farmer located in the Capay Valley of Northern California. In addition to her climate beneficial wool Sally Fox has made a huge contribution to the genetics of cultivating and bringing naturally colored cotton to the market.
Fibershed started as a personal project of Rebecca’s where she sought out a wardrobe that could be tracked within 150 miles of her location. And that personal project turned into a pioneering source for the progression towards a more sustainable equitable textile farming industry across the US.
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