UK Fibre Industry Unpicked: Could you grow your own clothes?

Event Date : April 27, 2022

Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Emma Hague, Rosie Bristow and Sofi Thanhauser in this LWA webinar to discuss our fibre industry and what the future holds.

Emma Hague is the founder of the Southwest England Fibreshed and takes her knowledge and experience of working to establish the Bristol Cloth Project to bring to life the vision for a soil-to-soil garment.

Rosie Bristow @straw_into_gold is a MSc student of Fashion and Textile Management based at Phantassie Organic Farm in Scotland. Rosie’s focus is on small to mid scale flax processing equipment, which currently proves a major hurdle in the endeavour of growing your own clothes. Sofi Thanhauser is a writer and artist who has recently published ‘Worn: a People’s History of Clothing’ which follows five materials through history. Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics and Wool, these are the stories of the clothes we wear and where they come from.


This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation, the Landworkers’ Alliance, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future.

The webinar programme focuses on practical teaching and farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges from farmers and growers from around the UK. The series is designed to increase knowledge exchange and learning on both the politics and practice of agroecology, seed sovereignty and food sovereignty.

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