How Farmers Can Work With Mills To Leverage Value From Fibre

Breakout Tent

Shepherdess, designer and machine knitter Katie Allen (Loopy Ewes) hosts a fireside discussion with Beki Gilbert (Natural Fibre Company) and Juliet Bailey (Bristol Weaving Mill), two key processing facilities for natural fibre in the country. In what will also be an inaugural conversation to feature in her upcoming podcast on farming and fibre, Katie will explore the role that the mill can play in bridging the gap between farm and fashion and highlight the wealth of knowledge and expertise that they hold in resource for farmers looking to add value to wool and other fibres.
All three businesses are members of South West England Fibreshed, an affiliate of the global Fibershed movement since 2015 – now one of eight in the UK – and working to regenerate a bioregional textile economy in the South West. Learn more at the Fibreshed stand and connect with your regional Fibreshed representative.