New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is asking visitors 'who grew your clothes?' in its latest exhibition, Fibreshed.
The free exhibition runs from Saturday 28 January until Saturday 1 April 2023 and shows how the fashion and textile industry is interwoven with the local community, society and the environment.
It introduces visitors to the Fibreshed movement, which aims to create a 'soil to soil' system, encompassing the growing, processing, design, production, sale, wearing and composting of textiles, to help the environment where textiles are grown; the communities which make our clothes; and the society the fashion industry operates in thrive.
The exhibition highlights the network of local fibre and dye growers; designers; makers and manufacturers; activists; and facilitators from across south west England, showing how they create home-grown garments in a healthy, resilient and regenerative way.
There are a series of talks and workshops taking place alongside the exhibition, too, with a talk from Katie Allen from Loopy Ewes from 7pm to 8pm on Friday 3 February; an organic handwoven wall panel workshop with Jade Ogden on Saturday 11 February; a talk and Q&A with Ria Burns from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday 30 March; and a free family workshop on paper weaving with Emma Roch on Saturday 1 April 2023.
Admission to the Fibreshed exhibition is free, with tickets for the evening talks costing £8 each and places on the full-day handwoven wall panel workshop costing £90 each.