Fibershed Fashion Gala
The Fibershed Fashion Gala celebrates our regional ‘soil-to-skin’ design, utilizing raw farmed fiber from our local ‘Greater Bay Area’ farm and rangelands. We have teamed up local designers with farmers to create a range of garments that express the language of our landscape. We are building a regional fiber system much like the work being done to localize food systems—we see the importance of celebrating while educating our community about the importance of using natural local resources to create clothing for local populations. Given the state of our synthetic and exploitative fashion industry, it is vital to articulate and model a working alternative to ‘fast fashion’ that supports our local artisans, farmers, ranchers, and the health and well-being of our community of wearers.
The event presents a 30’s themed runway show with garments designed by talented local designers and made entirely of wool and organic cotton 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 derived from our very own 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 and sew with zero waste • Colorado hemp fiber feasibility study and LCA • Natural dye feasibility study.
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