Lani has had a growing relationship with Fibershed since Founder Rebecca Burgess toured the ranch with Lani in the spring of 2014. In the photo above, Lani presents at Fibershed's 2016 Wool Symposium in Point Reyes Station, CA.
Fibershed develops regional and regenerative fiber systems on behalf of independent working producers, by expanding opportunities to implement carbon farming, forming catalytic foundations to rebuild regional manufacturing, and through connecting end-users to farms and ranches through public education.
Fibershed envisions the emergence of an international system of regional textile communities that enliven connection and ownership of ‘soil-to-soil’ textile processes. These diverse textile cultures are designed to build soil carbon stocks on the working landscapes on which they depend, while directly enhancing the strength of regional economies. Both fiber and food systems now face a drastically changing climate, and must utilize the best of time-honored knowledge and available science for their long-term ability to thrive.
Soil to Soil diagram, Climate Beneficial logo, and Fibershed High Desert logo courtesy of Fibershed.
Illustrations by Andrew Plotsky. Photo by Paige Green.
The High Desert Fibershed is the area that encircles Cedarville, CA within 200 miles. Cedarville is very small, so by reaching out to communities with in 200 miles we can reach Reno and Winnemucca, Nevada, Lakeview and Klamath Falls, OR and many California communities like Susanville, Alturas, Fall River Mills and Redding, we hope to encourage more growers to join us and would love to be producing locally grown clothing. Let's scale this idea and see what happens!!
Lani's Lana -Fine Rambouillet Wool