Fibershed is an incredible organization and community of fiber and dye farmers and artists in central California, with sister organizations popping up across the country.
Founded in 2010 by ever-inspiring artist and community organizer Rebecca Burgess, Fibershed is working to nurture “the emergence of an international system of regional textile communities that enliven connection and ownership of ‘soil-to-soil’ textile processes.”
As a fiber artist and small dye farmer, I am so grateful for this community of like-minded, dedicated, and creative people! Rebecca and the people she touches continue to push the envelope for a more sustainable future, one that I am excited to see unfold. Please follow the link below to check out the Fibershed website and online marketplace.
From the Fibershed Website:
fibershed: n. a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base (think “watershed or “foodshed”).
The list of counties included in our Fibershed:
Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba