TEXTILE ECONOMY

Our work supports the existing local textile economy make strong connections across geographical areas and production and use stages. Fibreshed Melbourne projects encourage innovation by reaching out to new people and organisations with fresh ideas and different perspectives.


Supply Chain Connections

Want help to partner with local businesses to improve and add value to your project?

Fibreshed Melbourne supports the connection of designers, brands, farms and artisans across the textile ecosystem on request.

Fibershed Knitalong

Create your own farm-to-fashion clothing and get in touch with your local community. Participate in a scheduled knitalong throughout the year, or work at your own pace using the Fibreshed Melbourne provider directory as your guide. Start a conversation with your friends and connect to others using our knitalong hashtags on social media.

Local Fibre Directory 

A freely accessible directory of businesses working across the textile economy in and around Melbourne. The directory presents the contact details and general capabilities offered by listed farmers, natural dyers, fibre processors, yarn and fabric mills, designers, retailers, through to recycling operations. Where Fibreshed Melbourne has been able to conduct a site visit, an article covering the business’ broader story is also available.

Wool Basket and Natural Dye Samples

A basket of yarn, knit and raw fibre samples in original and naturally dyed colours from in and around Melbourne. The basket is a free resource available for loan by businesses and organisations on request. Showcasing the basket helps to build a relationship between the general public, students, designers, brands, and local fibre producers.