Fibreshed Melbourne supports our local economy to access locally produced, sustainable textiles. We want our clothes to benefit the land and people in and around Melbourne.
We advocate for a transparent, accessible and sustainable local textile network from its beginnings at the farm to its return to the soil at the end of its life. We do this by expanding carbon farming opportunities, rebuilding the foundations of regional manufacturing, and connecting end-users to their local supply chain in a personal way.
Fibreshed Melbourne is the only organisation in Australia that takes a cross-sector view of the textile ecosystem. Our holistic, relationship driven approach delivers desirable, viable and feasible solutions for the entire community.
Fibreshed Melbourne is part of the Fibershed Affiliate Program, an international grassroots network that promotes the development of regional fiber systems communities. Fibershed’s work develops supply chains to create clothing that will become the new standard in a world looking to rapidly mitigate the effects of climate change.