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SPONSORSHIP O P P O RT U N I T I E S

FIBERSHED Fashion Gala 2013


THE EVENT

THE LOCAL MILLING SOLUTION

The Fibershed Fashion Gala explores the Golden Era of California and reimagines a new Golden Era for fashion, demonstrating the beauty cultivated on the California landscape. Held at a private 1930’s estate in Woodside, California, the event presents a 30’s themed runway show with garments designed by talented local designers and made entirely of wool and organic cotton grown on local farms, and dyed with locally grown natural dyes.

Since January 2013, Fibershed has been working with researchers from UC Davis and UC Berkeley to develop an economic feasibility study for a California wool mill. The 2013 Fibershed Fashion Gala will be supporting the third and final phase of this feasibility study. The purpose of the study is to develop an economic and business framework for building a sustainably sourced local textile economy in Northern California, as well as establishing a local cooperatively owned mill that could process at least one million pounds of raw fiber annually.

Taking place October 13, 2013, the Fashion Gala will also include a live auction, and a shopping marketplace for sustainable goods and services from local Bay Area businesses. In addition to regionally sourced fashions, guests will enjoy organic appetizers and locally distilled beverages derived from our very own bioregion.

Fibershed Fashion Gala 2013

For those who would like to be a special part of this event, we have designed a variety of tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities, described on the following page. If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our work in this third phase of the feasibility study is to calculate the demand for local fiber, prototype California grown cloth, and assess the environmental impact of that cloth with a ‘soil to skin’ full life cycle analysis (LCA). Using 100 percent California wool, we plan to produce three different prototype fabrics defined by our demand calculations. Our LCA will be the first soil-based life cycle assessment quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions from producing and processing sheep’s wool into garments. To assess the potential for greenhouse gas savings through regionally farmed and processed wool garments, we will also estimate emissions from standard garment production (e.g., conventional wool, organic cotton, conventional cotton). This ‘soil-to-skin’ LCA will set a new standard for how greenhouse gas emissions are measured in garment production, by including land and animal management.

CONTACT Andrea Plell Event Producer and Publicist Ecologique Fashion e: andrea@ecologiquefashion.com p: 415.967.3349 Amber Bieg Business Development, Fibershed e: amberbieg@gmail.com p: 415.601.3279 Local fibers, dyes and design come together in the creation of Fibershed goods.


Sponsorship Benefits Linen - $1000

Wool - $2500

Buckskin - $5000

›T  wo VIP passes to the Fibershed Fashion Gala

›T  hree VIP passes to the Fibershed Fashion Gala

›F  our VIP passes to the Fibershed Fashion Gala

›S  pecial VIP gift bags with a sampling of local and seasonal goods

›S  pecial VIP gift bags with a sampling of local and seasonal goods

›S  pecial VIP gift bags with a sampling of local and seasonal goods

›N  ame to appear in event program, event website and Fibershed annual report

›N  ame (and logo) to appear in event program, event website and Fibershed annual report

›N  ame (and logo) to appear in event program, event website and Fibershed annual report

›P  ersonal thank you letter (with tax deductible receipt) from Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›H  alf-page ad in event program

›F  ull page ad in event program

›P  ersonal thank you letter (with tax deductible receipt) from Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›L  ive thank you and acknowledgement at event by Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›T  hree one-year Fibershed memberships (with discounts on classes)

›P  ersonal thank you letter (with tax deductible receipt) from Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›T  wo one-year Fibershed memberships (with discounts on classes)

›F  our one-year Fibershed memberships (with discounts on classes)

In-kind donations of goods for the event equal in value to the above listed sponsorship levels will receive the same benefits. In-kind donations must be agreed upon via conversation with the event coordinator.

Mill Sponsor $10,000

Soil-to-Skin Sponsor - $25,000

›F  ive VIP passes to the Fibershed Fashion Gala

›E  ight VIP passes to the Fibershed Fashion Gala

›S  pecial VIP gift bags with a sampling of local and seasonal goods

›S  pecial VIP gift bags with a sampling of local and seasonal goods

›O  ne reserved table with custom table tent (name and logo)

›T  wo reserved tables with custom table tent (name and logo)

›N  ame (and logo) to appear in event program, event website and Fibershed annual report

›N  ame (and logo) to appear in event program, event website and Fibershed annual report

›F  ull page ad in event program and name or logo on event banner

›F  ull page ad in event program and name or logo on event banner

›L  ive thank you and acknowledgement at event by Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›L  ive thank you and acknowledgement at event by Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›P  ersonal thank you letter (with tax deductible receipt) from Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess

›P  ersonalized Natural Dye workshop given at your choice of school or non-profit

›F  ive one-year Fibershed memberships (with discounts on classes)

›P  ersonal thank you letter (with tax deductible receipt) from Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess ›E  ight one-year Fibershed memberships (with discounts on classes)

Please see page 6 for a sponsorship application Current Soil-to-Skin Sponsors › Lorene Arey, Clara Fund


THE TRUE COST OF CLOTHES

ABOUT US

There are many compelling reasons for a return to locally made, natural fiber clothing, including environmental and social costs to current industry practices that most of us are not aware of.

Beginning with a personal commitment to wear locally farmed and crafted clothes, Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess started a global movement.

An estimated 17 to 20% of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment and an estimated 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used throughout the world to turn raw materials into textiles, many of which will be released into freshwater sources. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the textile industry is the fifth largest contributor to CO2 emissions in the United States. Synthetic garment fibers, released through laundry-based sewage runoff, accounted for the greatest share of plastic pollutants on the world’s beaches in a 2011 study. As aging sheep ranchers (70% are over 55) look toward retirement, young would-be farmers can’t afford to raise sheep. The challenge is that rising land values, diesel prices, and the cost of feed have risen disproportionately to sheep rancher and farmer income. California produces 3.1 million pounds of wool annually, making it the largest wool producing state in the United States. Northern California’s milling capacity is only 10,000 lbs. per year, processing only three-tenths of one percent of total wool production. California’s lack of wool processing has prevented consumers from accessing local wool. At the same time, clothing manufacturers, such as The North Face, Patagonia, Ibex, SmartWool, and smallscale designers, are requesting to work with domestically grown wool textiles.

In just two years, Fibershed has grown from a handful of farmers and designers into an organization with 18 affiliate organizations around the globe. Fibershed’s mission is to develop, support and promote local natural fiber systems. We are decentralizing textile manufacturing to empower regional economies and enable small and midscale farmers and artisans to engage directly with the marketplace.

Thank You for Supporting Our Local Textile Economy

This regionally based model includes publishing research and data on innovation for milling facilities, developing education on best management practices for soil carbon sequestration, and providing public education on the social and environmental benefits of locally produced garments. Our outcomes include: innovation in natural fiber processing, increased local jobs and farm income, helping consumers make better textile choices, and driving demand for healthier fiber systems. Visit fibershed.com for more information about our non-profit organization.


CONTACT

PRESS ABOUT FIBERSHED

Andrea Plell Event Producer and Publicist Ecologique Fashion e: andrea@ecologiquefashion.com p: 415.967.3349

Sunset Bohemian Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Wild Fibers Peppermint University of California/Grown in Marin Etsy SF Gate KRCB radio interview Handful of Salt Slow Fashioned Chris Martenson The Green Stylist Fashion Projects Eco Company The Atlantic E-Junkie Huffington Post .W San Francisco Chronicle CNCHnet webzine Yes! magazine Ecouterre New York Times Fashion School Daily KALW News Bay Citizen Garden Design Modern Organix Ambatalia All of Us Revolution A Made Place Sustainable World Radio Living on Earth California College of the Arts ABC 7, KGO-TV Treehugger SF Gate Oakland Local Cultural Energy Radio

Amber Bieg Business Development, Fibershed e: amberbieg@gmail.com p: 415.601.3279

Fibershed Fashion Gala 2013 MESSAGING fibershed.com 300 views per day, and 240,000+ total views.

We will be promoting the Fibershed Fashion Gala via our mailing list and website, fibershed.com, as well as on our popular Facebook page.

INVITED PRESS 7x7 / ABC / KGO Bay Area / Bay Citizen / Bay Fashion Magazine / C Magazine / CBS San Francisco / Dwell / Huffington Post / KRON 4 / Marin Magazine / NBC Bay Area / NY Times / Refinery 29 / San Francisco Magazine / SF Chronicle / SOMA Magazine

CURRENT SPONSORS Soil-to-Skin - $25,000 › Lorene Arey, Clara Fund

links to press available at: fibershed.com/about/press


Fibershed Fashion Gala Sponsorship Contract Contact Information

Agreement

Name___________________________________________________________________

Upon signing this document,________________________________________________ name

Business Name___________________________________________________________ Website__________________________________________________________________ Street Address____________________________________________________________

of_______________________________________________________________________

company name

has agreed to participate in the ____________________________ Sponsorship Package

package name

City/State/Zip_____________________________________________________________

and will pay the amount of $________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________

and will provide their company logo to Fibershed for use in the Fibershed Fashion Gala

Email____________________________________________________________________

promotional materials.

Sponsorship Package ❑ Linen ($1000)

________________________________________________________________________

sponsor signature

date

❑ Wool ($2500) ❑ Buckskin ($5000) ❑ Mill Sponsor ($10,000) ❑ Soil to Skin Sponsor ($25,000) ❑ Donation $_________________

Please mail this contract, along with your check made out to Fibershed, to: Fibershed, P.O. Box 221, San Geronimo, CA 94963 If you wish to pay by credit card, please email fibershed@gmail.com and we will send you a Paypal payment request.

Comments:_______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

Fibershed is a sponsored project of MarinLink, a California non-profit corporation, exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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