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The Fibershed Fashion Gala - December 14th 2013
Fibershed presents the Fibershed Fashion Gala 2013 – a “Soil-to-Skin”, Sustainable Fashion Event featuring garments made exclusively from fibers grown and spun in California.
Representing the beauty cultivated on the California landscape, the event will include a 30’s themed runway show featuring one-of-a-kind garments made entirely of California derived fibers such as wool and organic cotton that were grown on local farms, and dyed with locally grown natural dyes. The Fashion Gala will also include a live auction, and a shopping marketplace featuring our fashion gala designers and farmers, as well as sustainable goods and services from local Bay Area businesses. In addition to regionally sourced fashions, guests will enjoy organic appetizers and locally distilled beverages from our bioregion.
All proceeds from the event will support Fibershed’s 2014 ‘Soil to Soil’ Projects for durable farmed goods. Possible projects include: Life cycle assessment of Fibershed and conventional fabrics • Grazing research for land management and carbon sequestration • Cool weather colored cotton breading program • Open source patterns for cut & sew with zero waste • Colorado hemp fiber feasibility study and LCA • Natural dye feasibility study.
Tickets for the Fibershed Fashion Gala area available for purchase here: http://fibershedfashion.eventbrite.com
For press inquires, or to request a media pass, please contact Andrea Plell at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the designers & farmers, the sponsors, and the location visit: www.fibershed.com/
Since 2011 Fibershed has worked on the intersection of climate and fiber systems. Beginning with the creation of a 100% biosphere-based locally grown wardrobe, the dissemination of an extensive ecologically focused education campaign, and the publication of our California Wool Supply Analysis, we have galvanized the organic farming and rangeland producer community, as well as the garment manufacturing and artisan sectors with concrete evidence that ‘farm fresh clothing,’ is not only possible, but an imperative for the health of our local economies and our climate.
Fibershed has utilized five years of research on rangeland carbon cycle processes and the emerging protocol adoption for Compost Additions to Grazed Grasslands to develop the first ever ‘Soil to Skin’ Life Cycle Assessment. This LCA shows that savings of up to 70 kilograms of CO2/e per garment is possible through the implementation of the compost protocol and Fibershed milling systems—as proposed by our mill feasibility study (publication date November 1, 2013).
Since the inception of our pilot Fibershed in Northern California, we have worked with over 5,000 students, and facilitated 18 new Fibershed communities in 3 countries.
Visit our website at fibershed.com to learn more about our programs in public education, economic development and community building.
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