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.