Chris Kerston About Building the World’s First Regenerative Wool Supply Chain

Chris Kerston is the Market Engagement and Public Outreach at the Savory Institute. In this episode, Chris introduces us to Allan Savory and the work of the Savory Institute. Chris explains how desertification happens and what role sheep and wool play to reverse desertification. You also get to learn details about the Land to Market certification scheme Chris and his team are working on to build a regenerative supply chain.

This New Denim Label Is Paving the Way for Sustainable Fashion in Copenhagen

While the word “organic” has become commonplace in American dialogue, surprisingly, it’s a relatively up-and-coming stamp of approval in Denmark. The city of Copenhagen is suddenly bursting with new organic restaurants, skincare companies, and now, fashion labels. One such brand leading the charge is Blanche, a new line of eco-conscious denim that was launched in August 2017 by fashion natives Mette Fredin and Melissa Bech.

Care What You Wear — Fixing Fast Fashion

Estimates suggest the fashion industry is the fifth-most polluting industry in the world. The newly released report, “A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future,” created by the Circular Fibres Initiative, presents a new model for the clothing industry that would reduce its negative impact.

The Production of Indigo Dye from Plants

This report presents a study of the technical, environmental, and economic factors involved in indigo dye production from Persicaria tinctoria, with the aim to support increased farm-scale indigo production in the Northern California fibershed and beyond.

Growing Value for Wool Growers

American wool is typically a low-value commodity. The prices many wool producers realize barely cover their costs to pay shearers to remove the wool. At the same time, consumer demand for natural fibers and ethically, locally, and domestically produced goods is on the rise. This feasibility study sought to identify finished products and programs that might increase the value of wool, and thus revenue to Northern California wool producers.

Regenerative Wool Shaking Up the Textile Industry

When the sheep are managed properly they can play an amazing role in sequestering carbon, restoring watersheds, restoring wildlife habitat and reversing climate change. Savory’s ecological outcome verification is quantifying that positive impact across landscapes and helping brands access wool from lands that are verifiably regenerating.

Fast-Fashion’s Environmentally Destructive Habits

A recent study from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation illuminates the incomprehensible toll fashion takes on the climate. Done in collaboration with animal-welfare advocate and high-end clothing designer Stella McCartney, the Macarthur study tracks the environmental devastations incurred through the production of next season’s wares.