What is it? I'm so glad you asked!
Briefly, it's a yearlong affair exploring what it means to create an outfit, literally from the ground up.
You've heard of the 100-mile diet? It's a bit like that, but with textiles..
"A 100-mile closet", if you will.
It will be tedious. It will be challenging,
That is precisely the point.
It takes many resources and skills to make clothing.
Clothing protects us, and is also personal expression.
It deserves to be made well,
and made with the least amount of harm to people and to Earth.
This will be rewarding work!
Please consider joining the 2021 cohort, or follow along on my journey!
What follows is a sort of roadmap to get oriented to my location and where I want to go.
Slow and Local Clothing Project details at Southern California Fibershed.
A couple quotes I keep returning to over the years.
Some fiber and dye friends who help us create a slow and local wardrobe.
I highly recommend the book,
Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers,
Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy
by Rebecca Burgess, with Courtney White.
Guiding principles for my Slow & Local Clothing Project, based on Lesley Roberts' opening remarks to our first cohort meeting.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of