Author: Marian Bruno

Make do and Mend

Upcycling and recycling clothing is a trend these days but it’s not a new concept.  Before fast fashion became the norm, mending and repurposing clothing and home textiles were common practices for most people.  The “Make Do and Mend” campaign initiated by the British government during World War II urged people to get the last […]

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Local wool – Where does it go? By Martha Polkey and Gretchen Frederick

There isn’t one answer.  Some small-scale fiber producers harvest their wool clip for sale to fiber enthusiasts; a few have a soup-to-nuts operation, transforming their farms’ fiber into finished products that they then market. One or two have launched into a farm-branded fabric with designers producing high-end goods for the luxury market. But the majority […]

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A visit to Blue light Junction and the Annex Garden at Hidden Harvest Farm with Kerstin Zurbrigg

Tucked away in an almost shell-like architectural spiral of brick alleyways, in the heart of one of Baltimore’s residential neighborhoods lies a treasure of innovative community magic.  Kenya Miles, artist, teacher, and visionary entrepreneur is pioneering a space for the intersections of making, teaching and co-creating with plants.  Kenya is the initiator of an organically […]

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Our Fibershed Stories – Mary and Emma Kingsley of Lady Farmer

Mary and Emma Kingsley are the mother-daughter team behind Lady Farmer, a Maryland company that advocates sustainability in food, clothing and lifestyle.  Lady Farmer began in 2016 with a Kickstarter campaign to develop a sustainable apparel company.  Five years later, they have shifted from designing, sourcing, and marketing slow fashion apparel to curating already produced […]

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