Podcast Season 4: Fibershed

Last episode of Season 4: Clothing Challenges around the Fibershed Lisa highlights the Fibershed Clothing Challenges. There are small ones that focus on one kind of garment such as socks or gloves. And there are larger challenges that require a 3 piece outfit. The Chespeake Fibershed’s challenge is very inclusive. You can make household textiles or even a small garment like a hat. If you are interested in finding out more you can read and enroll in the Sustainable Cloth Challenge here.

Season 4 Episode 16: All about Natural Dye Lisa talks about the benefits of natural dyeing as well as the pitfalls. There is also information on using naturally dyed yarn and fabric and how to care for these after you have them in your home or closet.

Season 4 Episode 15: My Fibershed Conversation with Marian Bruno. Marian and I talk about how to move our wardrobes and other textile purchases to more local and more mindful. We also talk books. Click here to get the links!

Season 4 Episode 14: My Fibershed Conversation with Roan Farnum. I was so happy to talk with Roan about their creative journey and how fibershed plays a role in that.

Season 4 Episode 13: My Fibershed Conversation with Ellen Hoch. We talk about Fibershed, local textile infrastructure and our own creative journeys that got us to this point!.

Season 4 Episode 12: My Creative and Fibershed Journey… I answer the questions that I prepared for my guests in upcoming episodes.

Season 4 Episode 11: This week it’s all about the American Textile Industry. I visited mills in the Carolinas recently and I walk you through the processes from fleeces to fabric.

Season 4 Episode 10: This episode is all about the Fibershed movement. How it got started, what the mission is and how you can get involved. Links mentioned in the episode: Fibershed website, Fibershed Affiliate Zine, Chesapeake Fibershed Website, Weaving Voices Podcast

Season 4 Episode 9. Our clothing choices affect climate change. Find out how!

Season 4 Episode 8. There is a high price to be paid for cheap clothing and other textiles. It is paid by the garment workers who are paid by the piece but never reaching a living wage. It’s paid for by the dyers, farmers, spinners and weavers who don’t have access to health care for occupational injuries and illnesses. What can we do about it? Watch and find a couple of simple ways to support the supply chain and those who work to make your clothing.

Season 4 Episode 7 is all about how to reduce our clothing and textile waste. This is perhaps the first and easiest step we can take towards a more sustainable wardrobe.

Season 4 Episode 6 is all about the Integrity Index developed by Greta Egan. This index is a smorgasbord of a sort. There are 16 factors that you can use to pick the most important values to you and build your mindful wardrobe with these in mind. It makes sense to use this kind of system as you change your wardrobe over to one that is more sustainable. Of course there is a call to action!! Want a list of the Integrity Index? Click here

Season 4 Episode 5 So slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. It has arisen from the concerns about the planet and about concerns about wage equality and the equal treatment of people in all countries, not only as workers, but also as the end users of these products and concern about our climate. It started by a lot of people pivoting to buying organic clothes, when possible. And then people started looking at the idea of these organic sustainable fibers are going to be grown on a farm somewhere.

Season 4 Episode 4 continues with some of the unintended and hidden consequences of fast fashion. Toxins and mutagens, carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Labels don’t currently tell us what we need to know about our clothes and household textiles.

Season 4 Episode 3 is about fast fashion. In this episode, Lisa explores what fast fashion is and what the issues are with this overconsumption of textiles.  She talks about what you can do to turn away from this consumerism and start to heal ourselves and our planet. 

Season 4 Episode 2 is all about the foundations of fabric. What are fabrics made from? What are the pro’s and con’s of each type of fiber. In the call to action, I suggest that you enroll in the Fibershed 7 day clothing challenge. Click here to participate!

New Season!! Check out the first episode of this Season. This season is all about slow fashion and to start us out, I talk about style. How my style has changed throughout my lifetime and getting back to the clothes that reflect who we truly are inside. You can listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Or watch on Vimeo or You Tube.

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you what an inspiration you are. I’m be been watching how you are adapting to this upside down world we’re living in since COVID hit. You are super resilient in how you’re adapting and expanding out in the digital world. Bravo! And now the podcast. I love it! Really helping me get through here long weeks when I cannot be with my fiber geek friends, at a show or just spinning at home. They are long days away from my home studio and no more farm to go home to either .😞So thank you for making these days more tolerable.
PS: great radio voice- watch out Terry Gross.

Listener–Kathleen L.

Listen to Season 1 here!