Would it be possible to rebuild local, textile and fashion systems to support environmental goals, bringing together farmers, experts, makers, fashion companies and end users?
Farm-to-Fashion – Recording 9 February 2022
Consumers, and some fashion professionals, have almost forgotten the link between clothing and agriculture, any fiber that isn’t oil-based, derives from the land. The Netherlands has a rich agricultural history, leading science, innovation, and creative institutes, and once had a thriving textile industry.
Driven by globalization and the uptake of petrochemicals, fashion supply chains have become increasingly opaque and polluting. Fashion brands and retailers rarely (if ever!) produce their products locally, resulting in regionally grown raw materials being exported or destroyed.
In the light of rising awareness around climate change and the importance of nature protection, there is a small but growing awakening that, fashion should play a role in caring for the land and animals it depends on.
The Fibershed Netherlands foundation aims to develop, together with existing initiatives, circular, textile, and fashion chains in the Netherlands; Farm-tot-Fashion systems that support the regeneration of land and bring about increased respect for the origin and value of our textile and clothing.
This webinar is presented by Stijntje Jaspers & Martine Nieuwenhuis