Join Crafts Council in conversation with shepherd, designer and maker Loopy Ewes on Thursday 19 May from 6-7pm at Liberty.
Katie Allen aka @Loopy Ewes works to connect people with the reality that our textiles come from farming, just like our food. In conversation with the Crafts Council, Katie will share her journey as a shepherd to reconnect fashion with the soil, and how this led to her Fibreshed accredited collection currently on sale at Liberty.
Find out how each Loopy Ewes 100% traceable knit garment and homeware item is grown, spun and handmade in South West England using wool from her flock of native breed sheep. Katie takes responsibility for each stage of production - from getting her hands dirty in the field, to fully fashioning each garment on her knitting machine.
Using shepherding processes that honour soil health and biodiversity, Katie encourages a wholesome farmed environment, alongside a commitment to local processing, and slow, hand-crafted production. Her compassion for her sheep and the land they graze, combined with a commitment to regional, low-carbon processing enables her to work sustainability all along the supply chain, creating an important connection between people, place and product.