Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association

More Fiber Farm Survey Findings Available

I am currently a graduate student in Apparel Design, and would like to share my findings about New York fiber farms and mills with your office. This can be helpful for any future programming for fiber farmers, or if new fiber farmers have questions about the existing NY fiber farms.

2013 Survey: “Under the Slow Fashion paradigm, fibers are considered beyond their “raw material” form as attention is drawn towards the symbiotic interactions between farmers, animals, and the land. Several apparel brands suggest the emotional appeal of fiber animals including Eileen Fisher, Smartwool, and Icebreaker. This reflects apparel industry interest in this unique value chain. In New York, independent brands such as Where, Farm2Fashion, Simply Natural Clothing reflect emerging momentum for bio-regional NY clothing and textiles.”

Helen Trejo
Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Ph.D student
Cornell University
Human Ecology Building T41
Ithaca NY 14853

Helen Trejo continues her surveying, and is volunteering for the Festival this year. Find her at the Festival via Twitter @hxgreensoul – and please participate in the surveys. We are quite privileged to have an academic study of what we all love!

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