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Film Night: RiverBlue and Speaker Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed
January 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sustainable Fairfax Film & Speaker Night: “RiverBlue”
Friday, January 26 – 6:30 pm
Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road
$10 Suggested Donation
SPEAKER: Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed
RiverBlue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. RiverBlue brings awareness to this issue, and demands significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.
Our speaker, Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed, has created a model for a local textile economy, developing a network to support regionally grown and created clothing, and promoting “soil to soil” textile processes. Rebecca is also the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America.
This evening is sponsored by Sustainable Fairfax and the Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC).