What is a Fibershed?

A Fibershed is a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base. Awareness of this bioregional designation engenders appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our homelands.

A Fibershed is a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base. Awareness of this bioregional designation engenders appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our homelands.

A Fibershed is a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base. Awareness of this bioregional designation engenders appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our homelands.

This diagram illustrates the components that might be found in a flourishing fibershed.

1. Solar-powered wool mill
2. Dye garden, watered with greywater
3. Strategically grazed sheep
4. Industrial hemp cultivation
5. Nettle cultivation
6. Flax cultivation
7. Young cotton crops
8. Indigo cultivation
9. Small-scale cotton spinning equipment
10. Bast fiber mill
11. Green house and indigo dye station
12. Children visiting the field where their jeans are grown
13. Retail outlet selling fibershed clothes
14. Recycling mill
15. Rooftop gardens for food, fiber and dye
16. Rooftop garden and living wall of dye plants
17. Abandoned lot converted to a food, fiber and dye garden
18. Sewing pods
19. Knitting frame and weaving studios

For more information about Fibershed, check out another blog we feature them in here.

SOURCE : Fibershed

Illustration by Donna Roggi • www.DonnaRoggi.com

 

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