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Sep 2

Heidi Barr – Bringing Flax back to Pennsylvania

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Heidi Barr

Meet Heidi Barr, founder of Kitchen Garden Textiles and co-founder of Pa. Flax Project

The land, textiles and design have always been central in my life.

In 2012, I became a working shareholder at my local urban farm, Henry Got Crops, as part of the community supported agriculture movement. I saw some modest needs going unmet on the farm and imagined a way I could help. As a former dancer turned costume designer, I was in a period of questioning the sustainability of continuing in costume design. I turned my sewing skills towards making napkins out of the backs of second-hand men’s shirts and selling them to support the farm. I connected with artisans, activists, and other like-minded folks trying to make a difference.

All my experiences in life came together and formed a single vision of building a healthy, vibrant future with textiles designed to replace single use disposables in homes and restaurants with a portion of my profits going to regenerative farms.  

Details

Date:
September 2
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
https://paflaxproject.com/

Venue

Zoom (link in members area)
Manayunk, PA 19127 United States + Google Map