FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Fibershed Founder, Rebecca Burgess - Shared screen with speaker view
How do you turn garments into compost?
Thank you! That was so informative and helpful. Grateful!
czarina den ouden lobo
Rebecca, you've been very inspiring.... we do use your newsletters for our kids education.
I like to know that too..
What can we do, how do we do it, if we are based in an urban environment?
How exactly are the sheep ranches absorbing carbon?
For teachers: here is our curricula~ https://fibershed.org/programs/education/educational-curricula/
Do you know if there are any fiber sheds growing flax?
Do you see a possible future where mills and fiber production returns to the US, possibly as a way to keep jobs in the Southeast (and elsewhere) as the country moves away from coal mining and reliance on fossil fuels?
Thank you! I loved your book and so glad to hear from you!
I WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH THAT IRISH PERSON! LET’S START THE IRISH FIBERSHED!
As a retailer, I am trying to reach out to local people to supply our store with local goods. I am finding it difficult to find goods that are wholesale. Knitting yarn is far ahead of cloth. So, how do we make it easy for retailers to buy from local producers?
Do you know if there is any fibersheds in Europe, near Spain?
Love how you got a major clothing manufacturer to be part of the solution. Do you know about the cotton industry here? I was able to get 100% organic american grown/loomed/finished cotton from one local source but he no longer has that relationship. We definitely need a global economy of local businesses. Thank you for your wonderful work
I live in NJ, and teach natural dyeing and mending to almost exclusively children (elementary school thru highschool). How would you suggest framework to continue on a bigger scale?
though I've never been able to attend, fibershed in culver city, ca has presented some wonderful programs. i'm hoping that these presentations become available in this format .
Love that..."energy snow balls"!
Affiliate directory: https://fibershed.org/affiliate-directory/
What an amazing Project—thank you so much. And so much thought provoking material. I will be reading your latest book. As a SoCal resident I try for local fiber materials including my own hand spinning/weaving/dying. I applaud you.
I’m currently reading Common Threads, and it’s making me think about working even smaller - on the neighborhood level/city level through community garden for both food and fiber plants; is there is way to connect food shed and fiber shed?
czarina den ouden lobo
Common Threads....that's our Sharon Kallis….amazing community artist.
have you ever been involved with the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia?
I found the answer to my question about growing flax - https://fibershed.org/category/bast-fiber/
Connecting to the college thread, I am teaching an undergrad textiles course this fall. We are fully remote, so I am looking to overcome the challenge of engaging my students in a virtual classroom. Are any of you at Botanical Colors or at the US Fibershed Chapters available/willing to guest speak? Many thanks :)
oregon is working with linen. oregon used to be big linen producer.
The consumer is a critical part of the supply chain; are you working on the consumer ethic/consumer education issues?
I’d love to speak with the north east and south east district! I’m at the mason dixon line! please reach out if you’re in this region! firstname.lastname@example.org
How affordable could these products actually be for "normal" people?
I am in the Northeast/Boston area- anyone working this way in this area?
What was the name of the indigo that grows well in the Northeast?
Sadly, I need to run to a meeting, but want to say THANK YOU… Rebecca fabulous presentation… so authentic and informative. Love your story. Stay safe and see you all next week!
wasn’t it brilliant to make pandemic unemployment $600 a week so we could feel what it’s like to make $15 an hour?
czarina den ouden lobo
what's the name of the cotton coop?
Thank you soo soo much! this was wonderful. unfortunately I have to run to another zoom :-(
what USA knit cotton providers were mentioned? i heard Sally Fox and I know Alabama Chanin Texas grown organic cotton, milled in North Carolina is available for about $29/ yd
should we consider recycled fibers as part of our fibershed?
please name names. i dont want to support these brands.
Yes, name them!
Can we create a market for transitional cotton? Make that an issue. Thanks for all of your work. It is very inspirational.
Thank you!!!🙏🙏🙏 Glad I had the day off!!!
Thank you so much!!
Thank you Rebecca!!
Thank you SO MUCH Rebecca!!! Can’t find enough words to express my gratitude for all you do!!!!
Roisin Ni Loingsigh
Thank you so much…brilliant minds!
Thank you so much! 🥰
This was so lovely—thank you so very much!
Thank you! Rebecca you’re a treasure!
thanks Rebecca! and Amy and Kathy!
czarina den ouden lobo
Thank you so much for doing all you do Rebecca, Amy, Kathy
Link to a 1 year wardrobe challenge please? :D
Thank you, very inspiring!
is there organic cotton from AZ? i thoughti saw some. it was tan, not white
Many thanks for an informative hour
Super inspiring! Thank you
Thanks to all, from Central, NY.
Thank you, Rebecca!!! You and your work are SO inspiring!!!!
Thank you - loved it!!!
Thank you very much .... it´s a fabulous project!
thank you so much! loved your book.
thank you ! this was such an important conversation
Thank you so much, Rebecca—so inspiring! and our beloved Botanical Colors—thank you!
thank you! you are amazing, love what you do. so inspired and grateful for your work and knowledge.
I’m so inspired!
thanks Rebecca! and to Kathy and Amy for hosting these wonderful discussions.
super interesting... anything in Italy?? Tuscany? so thoughtful
Thank you. So inspiring and informative!
Thank you for Colorado. I'll be in Minnesota soon and am excited to learn more about the fibershed!
The ripple effect is real, thank you for paving the way for us Rebecca and Botanical Colors!
Rebecca you are so inspiring and smart smart smart. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Thank you Rebecca! So much thoughtful work! Appreciate your time and information
What about linen and hemp? They are now passing laws that we can grow hemp again how dose that factor in?
amazing Rebecca. so much work that will be done. thank you for all of your inspiration .
Many many thanks, such a beautiful and deep presentation and conversation! Thank you Rebecca!
The book is wonderful!! So many great references and sources!
It's a fantastic book!
Thank you Rebecca and thank you Botanical Colors. I love what I'm learning and being educated about from you all. Love your personalities, too
This was wonderful! Thank you to all who made it happen.
Thank you so much Rebecca. So appreciative. Feeling a bit emotional now. Thank you Kathy and Amy too!!!!!!!
thank you all....wonderful conversation!
Thank you thank you, your work is so so so inspiring!
would love to know which brands you didn’t mention names of...
Thanks so very very much..inspirational
Thank you, will be getting you new book, inspirational 💜
Do you have any suggestions for developing a natural dye and yarn making curriculum for 4th graders? I'm working with a Waldorf school on a proposal and have some ideas, but would love any ideas.
Debra Ketchum Jircik
Thank you all. Rebecca, love your books and all that Fibershed shares open source. Your work inspires and is appreciated.
Hi Everyone! I am faculty in the graduate program at the College for Creative Studies (Color & Materials Design) in Detroit and would love to connect with anyone in the area that would be interested in speaking to the students about local supply chains and potential for a socially distanced, on-site visit to a farm, factory, etc. And, of course, Rebecca, we would love to have you come speak! Thank you so much for everything. You are amazing.
Thank you Rebecca for your passionate work and to Botanical Colors
thank you so much !!!
Thank you so much Amy, Kathy and Rebecca!!!