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The Regenerative Role of Local Fibersheds with Rebecca Burgess

Apr 16, 2021 | The Good Dirt Podcast


Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 38!

On this special live episode of The Good Dirt, Mary and Emma talk with Rebecca Burgess, the founder of Fibershed, a non profit organization that develops regional fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Fibershed envisions the emergence of regional textile communities that facilitate soil-to-soil textile processes, and create opportunities for localized clothing production and supply. Rebecca speaks about the origins of the organization and its efforts in connecting wearers in numerous regions with local fields where the clothes are grown, working to build viable systems that can be sustained for generations to come.

Listen to our conversation below!


1:40 – Next week is Fashion Revolution Week

Let’s get into the interview!

6:13 – Rebecca shares her biggest influences

11:35 – The moment that started Fibershed

16:35 – What is Fibershed?

22:50 – Hemp in the fashion industry

30:00 – What’s to come of Fibershed?

40:00 – What does the Good Dirt mean to you?

41:00 – Seniors and the working community

44:00 – What makes for a healthy fibershed?


Fashion Revolution

Lady Farmer Marketplace

Lady Farmer Instagram


Fibershed by Rebecca Burgess

Chesapeake Fibershed


Harvesting Color  by Rebecca Burgess

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