New England Textiles Industry
Through a RISD Textron Fellowship during Summer 2017, I had the opportunity to conduct a self-led research project to understand textile manufacturing capabilities in the New England region using qualitative research methods in order to begin developing a publicly available database of currently operating mills in the region.
I was advised throughout the project by Fibershed.
1. An executive summary of my research including resilience factors for mills in the area, targeted funding opportunities, and crucial ongoing questions can be found here.
2. My in-progress database of currently operating textile mills in New England can be found here.
3. The following consumer-oriented infographic.