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Annual Wool and Fine Fiber Symposium

Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 9:30 am — 5:00 pm

This year’s Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium will provide education to the general public about how current textile systems are impacting our health, water, carbon and genetic life and how the replication of decentralized, regional, transparent, and regeneratively produced Fibershed soil-to-skin value chains are a direct alternative to existing industrial models and the havoc these systems have imparted on our personal and global ecology.

We will discuss the scale of the problems, and the scale of the solutions in a short presentation and panel discussion based format.

Our community of farmers, ranchers, artisans, and independently-owned manufacturers produce more than enough material to clothe their communities; they are simply awaiting the cultural and institutional support to do so. With a world rapidly needing to transform its relationship with natural systems, Fibershed models offer direct, immediate and tangible solutions for global water supplies, carbon cycle imbalance, retaining genetic integrity, and personal health.

This year’s Symposium will provide participants both an intellectual and hands-on road map for how we can build our Fibershed together, as a community, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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