What is a Fibreshed?
We aim to develop regional fibre systems that are climate beneficial, build soil health, and contribute to postive environmental change.
We support our producers and artisans to move towards and develop truly regenerative practices and to use textiles, fibres and dyes grown and produced within their region.
Soil To Soil
Help change the future of textiles, and create gentle fibres and textiles that benefit rather than destroy our environment. If you're a fibre producer, mill owner, dyer, artisan, or educator we'd love you to become part of the movement. Looking to source fibreshed fibres to use in your own work, check out out directory of producers here.
Where are we?
Fibreshed is grounded in the idea of soil-to-soil fibre production. Creating textiles that use only natural fibres, with local roots. By using natural fibres and dyes to create fully biodegradable and compostable garments that can return to the earth at the end of their life cycle.
Join the Fibreshed Movement
The Fibreshed movement began in California and is now a global movement focused on developing climate beneficial fibres and building a positive, gentle future for fibre and textiles.
Peaks & Plains Fibreshed covers Central England, including the following counties: Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire.
Based elsewhere in the UK? Find your local Fibreshed here.
Could this be you?
A photographer and textile artist, Annie is based in New Mills, Derbyshire. Annie started her career in textiles working in the sales department of a woollen mill in Scotland where she got a crash course in how the fashion industry works on a global scale. Since then she has explored various forms of textiles and now creates naturally dyed products under the name Wild Spinster. She also owns and runs Wiseheart & Wild, a textile arts studio in New Mills.
We are looking for people to get involved with shaping and running the Peaks & Plains Fibreshed. Would you like to become part of the team?
If you're great with google maps, enjoy social media, an enthusiastic organiser, or just want to help develop Peaks & Plains Fibreshed, please get in touch here.