In case you haven't already seen it, this thought-provoking film has been made by the South West England Fibreshed, featuring Fernhill Farm, Two Rivers Mill and Tamarisk Farm. It asks why fashion isn't better connected with the diversity and abundance of natural fibre that we farm in the UK.
It's Campaign for Wool's Wool Week this week, so I thought it a good time to share the film. I source a lot of my wool from Jen and Andy at Fernhill Farm, and in the film you can join them on a beautiful misty day at their farm, high on the Mendip Hills.
Wool is an incredible natural resource that thrives in abundance here in the UK, it is soft, warming, resilient and compostable. When it goes back into the earth at the end of it's life it revitalises the soil. It is a truly sustainable product, particularly when it has been farmed in a caring, respectful and regenerative way such as at the farms featured in this film.
I am also excited to share with you that I have a sample garment in progress. I am really keen to be able to offer more of a variety of pieces that are fully soil-to-soil in my collection. To start creating items of clothing and really explore the production of bioregional clothing within my weaving practice. Watch this space!