LWV Climate Series | ‘Understanding the Climate Impact of Textiles’

Rebecca Burgess

Ever wonder about the climate impact of the textiles in your closet – from production to manufacturing to retail distribution? Come and learn how sustainable fashion and regenerative farming are closely linked, how new programs are making a difference, and what you can do to reduce the carbon footprint of the clothes you wear and the fabrics you use. 

Rebecca Burgess is the executive director of Fibershed. She has two decades of experience working at the intersection of ecology, fiber systems, and regional economic development. She is the author of the bestselling book “Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes” (2011) and “Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy” (2019). 

Ms. Burgess has taught at Westminster College, Harvard University, and California College of the Arts. She is on the board of the Livestock Conservancy and is on the leadership council of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University.

This event is part of our League’s 2022 Climate Speaker Series and is cosponsored by local Leagues in Oakland and Solano County, California.

This talk will be held live on Zoom and YouTube on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. and will include an audience Q&A session. Visit our website HERE to learn more about the series and register for this event. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link by email. The event is free and open to the public.

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