A paradigm shift

Radically and regeneratively reshaping the way we do fibres and fashion.

South West England Fibreshed is part of a global movement of regional initiatives that are rebuilding local, equitable textile and clothing systems based on agroecological farming and soil to soil production. 

About SWE Fibreshed

A community of fibre and dye growers, processors, makers and manufacturers

We are reimagining how the South West can produce home-grown textiles and garments in a more healthy and resilient ecosystem.

New for 2024

Explore our brand new guide Farming Fashion: Wool.

A fibreshed guide to localising our clothing system.

Packed with case studies, interviews and useful resources. Launched at Oxford Real Farming Conference, January 2024. 

Meet our newest producers

Undyed yarn that celebrates it's amazing lustre and shine
Cornwall
Sustainable wool colouration in the Cotswolds
Gloucestershire
A certified organic farm growing wool in Devon
Devon
Beautiful knitwear and re-energising traditional farming
Dartmoor
An award-winning flock of sheep creating super soft wool
Dorset
Fleece and yarn from naturally coloured Shetland and Jacobs sheep
Devon
Organic natural dye business growing plants and people
Devon
Woven blankets, throws & scarves from grassland sheep
Devon
Creating local and natural fibre yarns using wild plant colour
Clevedon
Natural dye studio working with native rare breeds and alpaca
Padstow
Unique pieces woven from wool and the wild on Exmoor
Exmoor
Woven Textile Designer creating fabrics for interiors
Gloucestershire
how to get involved

We work with farmers, growers, designers, brands, teachers and tutors

For brands & business

Reimagine how you design based on the natural resources available.

For education

Educational resources and opportunities for immersive learning.

Become a member

Join our growing community and supply network.

In the press

further reading

Blog articles from our fibreshed

Thought pieces as well as updates on Bursary-funded projects being carried out by members. 

Blog Articles
FARMING FASHION: WOOL Calling farmers and designers for online meetups
Blog Articles
FARMING FASHION: WOOL Calling farmers and designers for online meetups
Blog Articles
Future Fashion Landscapes
Blog Articles
Accessible Fibreshed - By Jade Ogden
Producer map

Find a fibre or dye producer or processor in the South West of England

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