October 4, 2019

TALK: Rebecca Burgess (Executive Director, Fibershed) on Climate Beneficial Fashion

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Friday, October 18 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Emily Carr University (520 E1st Ave)

Please join us for a talk with Rebecca Burgess on Climate Beneficial Fashion.

This talk is free; a limited number of seats are open to the general public. There is no need to RSVP.

Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and the education director of the CARBON CYCLE Institute (CCI). She has 15 years of experience in natural FIBER system research and development. She is the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America. She is the founder of the first North American temperate climate indigo project, which currently provides the raw material for a regional denim supply chain. She has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans within our regions fibershed to spearhead prototype development of bioregional textiles.

This talk is part of Business of Design, an innovative, interdisciplinary program co-offered by Simon Fraser University and Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship at Emily Carr University of Art + Design throughout 2019 – 2020. Focusing on the local textile industry, the program engages SFU and ECUAD communities to create and bring together textile entrepreneurs, and form an ecosystem of local opportunities, environmentally-responsible ventures, products, and/or propositions.

Operated by Living Labs, the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship launched in 2018 to foster the movement of artists and designers into systems and situations where their work and ideas can have the most impact.

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