Keynote: The 150 Mile Fashion Footprint with Rebecca Burgess

Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm


Textile Museum of Canada

* Please note this programs is Sold Out. Please email events@textilemuseum.ca or 416-599-5321 x2228 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Rebecca Burgess’s commitment to sourcing her garments entirely within 150 miles of her home in California led to the establishment of Fibreshed, a local resource for creating and hand-processing organic fibre and natural dyes into clothing that is the epitome of the “slow fashion” movement. The “shed“ is a cooperative studio with members who are sheep farmers, organic cotton farmers and former fashion industry workers from Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch and other companies who are realigning themselves away from high-volume global markets to hand-crafted local economies. As keynote speaker for Conscious Consumption, Burgess will speak to how models of local production can translate to farming and the harvesting of natural resources, and how that philosophy and practice is being taken up throughout North America.

Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment as well as the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.