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Catalyzing Change: SAFSF and Fibershed Announce the Launch of the Fibers Fund

April 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

Recognizing that natural fiber and dye crops  can and should play a key role in vibrant, economically viable regenerative agriculture, SAFSF and Fibershed joined forces in 2022  to develop a solution to support smaller U.S. natural fiber and textile  producers and processors with a specific focus on environmental equity. SAFSF and Fibershed are excited to announce the launch of the Integrated Capital Fibers Fund with Mission Driven Finance

The Fibers Fund builds on insights from the SAFSF Fibers Roadmap research and Fibershed’s Regional Fiber Manufacturing Initiative to overcome key barriers for the sector to scale. The Fund is one of several levers in a new phase of work on fibers for SAFSF that integrates innovative financing, business technical assistance, and public policy solutions to support structural reform. 

Join our launch webinar to learn more about: 

  • Why natural fibers are a promising entry point for environmental equity
  • How our approach combines supportive financing with wraparound business technical assistance, grants, and the Black Fiber Cohort
  • SAFSF’s Farm Bill platform on fibers, the Farm Bill process, and recent conversations with House and Senate Ag Committee members
  • What’s next.

Speakers include:

  • Teju Adisa-Farrar, Co-Managing Director of the Fibers Fund
  • Traci Bruckner, Senior Director of Public Policy at SAFSF 
  • Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed
  • Lauren Grattan, Co-founder & Chief Community Officer of Mission Driven Finance;
  • Sarah Kelley, SAFSF Fibers Consultant and Co-Managing Director of the Fibers Fund (moderator)

This is a free webinar, with registration through Zoom.

Areas of Impact:

Agricultural Products  |   Fiber/Textiles

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