Deborah Barker

Deborah Barker


As director of Field and Folk and co-founder/director of Southeast England Fibreshed Deborah brings 25 years experience of working in the rural economy and creative arts in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She thrives on challenges and brings lateral thinking to build connections across art forms and sectors, particularly farmers and academics to create new possibilities for collaboration, partnership and engagement. She is particularly interested in exploring the meeting point between the urban and rural and agriculture and fashion . She is currently engaged in a contract for Pasture for Life to set up and manage a farmer mentoring programme and running the events programme for The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Fashion is Agriculture: Field, Farm & Fashion/ Wool

Speaker's Corner

A discussion on the opportunities for integrating fully traceable breed specific British wool into a diverse farming landscape. Highlighting the possibilities for regenerative farming principles to be carried from field to fabric; emphasising fully traceable supply chains that focus on empowering the farmers, makers and users through re-educating and reconnecting the material journey. By showcasing […]