Deborah Barker

Deborah Barker


Deborah works at the intersection of visual art, craft, fashion, textiles and agriculture. From her natural dye studio in East Sussex she collaborates with farmers, independent designers, makers and artists to create regeneratively grown plant dyed textiles for clothing and interiors. She is currently managing a pilot project to establish commercial dye plant crops in Southeast England with a grant from the USA fibershed. Alongside her work as a natural dyer she works as a freelance researcher, consultant and project manager for regenerative farm and fibre projects and designers. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and contributed to the RSA regenerative futures programme

Fibreshed UK – Challenges & Opportunities

Speaker's Corner

Hear from the founders of Southeast England Fibershed: Gala has been developing her flock to create high value products from the fleece for the past 8 years. Harriet Miller, who with her partner, has set up LAM food and fibre to create a regenerative food, fibre and fashion system on their farm in North Kent.