Building Community with the 150-mile Wardrobe

Everything in Rebecca Burgess’ wardrobe has been grown and designed within 150 miles of her home. She is doing for local textile artisans in northern California what the healthy food movement has done for local farmers. 

This video shows the local economy that grew out of Rebecca’s original vision. shows how Rebecca has inspired a movement that has grown far beyond her original 150-mile fibershed.

Introduction to plant dyes

Considering its warm climate, the Ouichita area may be more ideal for growing cotton than wool-producing animals like alpacas, angoras and mohair goats. And we certainly have an advantage for growing a larger variety of plants suitable for natural dyes. Share your relevant contacts in the comments below and let’s start networking to build our own local textile industry in the Ouichita area.



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