Name: Rebecca Burgess
Occupation: Writer, Educator, Project Manager, Dabbler in Farming
Interesting Fashion Fact: Every garment Rebecca wears is made of locally grown fibers and without manufacturing equipment. At the moment Rebecca and her local community have limited resources, but they are working on getting their local manufacturing base up and running more efficiently. Everyone is excited about increasing their technical skills, building new mills, and making new locally grown fabrics.
Wearing: "I'm wearing a Heidi Iverson designed tunic hand knit with Sally Fox's color grown bio dynamic cotton- dyed in my organic Indigo (field of indigo pictured), and a Sally Fox buffalo brown cotton skirt.."
Personal Style: "I wish I had a bit more control over this one, but I'd have say my style is "ecological sanity" mixed in with whatever fits my body. Before I undertook the commitment to wear clothes with a transparent supply chain, I used to wear vintage denim, and elegant draping knits... I guess you could say 'rustic minimalism' is my true style."
Favorite Brand or Store: "Fibershed Marketplace. Right now we can offer a sampling of raw fibers, some gorgeous yarns, knit patterns we've tested extensively, and a select repertoire of handcrafted finished pieces."
Fashion Trick/Tip: "My favorite trick at the moment is 'how many times can I wear this before washing it?' (When I do wash the clothes, I've fallen in love with the process of using minimal water and lavender infused soaps... my clothes will last forever, I don't waste precious fresh water resources and I love the whiff of lavender that comes from a freshly washed garment)."
Personal Style Profiles feature folks with a strong sense of fashion. These individuals are not my clients.