Regenerative Organic Textiles And Food

Elizabeth Whitlow Sunday, 1 August 2021

The way we cultivate our land results in wide-reaching impacts on our environment and society. Improved soil health means less habitat desctruction, less exploitation, freedom from toxic chemicals and less factory farming.

These factors relate both to food production and textile fibre production and in this Lesson we learn how the two come together in the pioneering work of the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) which counts Patagonia as one of its founding members. Executive Director of the ROA Elizabeth Whitlow, joins us to discuss the ROA's revolutionary new certification for farmers and why it matters to fashion businesses. 


In this Lesson you will learn:

  • About the work of the Regenerative Organic Alliance and their revolutionary new certification, Regenerative Organic Certified
  • How 'regenerative' and 'organic' farming are defined, and how they relate to one another
  • How land management impacts social, health and environmental issues
  • How regenerative farming applies to the cultivation of both food and fibre 

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