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.”
Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Ph.D student
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!