We continually seek to improve our understanding of our fibreshed as well as the broader farming, fibre and textile landscape that it sits in nationwide. In parallel we also work on projects to spread awareness about fibreshed thinking and doing and to provide educational aides and resources that will support farming and fashion sectors to better collaborate to produce fashion and textiles within a fibreshed model. This page collates the output of various studies and projects that we have worked on or commissioned to date:
2023, SWEF Cattle Hide Veg Micro-Tannery Business Case – James Allen, Heritage Graziers
Funded through our Members Micro Bursary Fund, James Allen of @greatcotmarshfarm produced this feasibility study into creating a cattle hide vegetable micro tannery.
2023, Learning to be We Report SWEF 2023 updated– Zoe Gilbertson, Liflad
Funded and commissioned by South West England Fibreshed, this report provide background knowledge, helpful and practical suggestions to support fibre-based enterprises to organise administration and people in ways that align with regenerative practices.
2023, Accessible Fibreshed – Jade Ogden, The Handloom Room
Funded through our Members Micro Bursary Fund, this is a suite of educational materials aimed at readers with special learning and accessibility needs.
2023, Farming Fashion Podcast, Southeast and South West England Fibresheds
A collaborative project with Farmerama Radio producing a 3 part series exploring regenerative fibres and fashion.
2021, Homegrown-Fibre-and-Fashion-Feasibility-Study, South West England Fibreshed
A research project mapping fibre and dye processing facilities across England.