April Guild Meeting
May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our April meeting will be held Sunday, May 1st as part of our Yarnover weekend.
Understanding the Sustainability Movement, Regenerative Agriculture and it’s Importance” with Stacie Chavez
We will take a deep dive into Regenerative Agriculture. You cannot open a magazine, newspaper or web page without hearing the word “sustainability.” We will learn the importance of the Sustainability Movement. How we can all do our part. As owner and director of the Climate Beneficial Fiber Pool, Stacie will share why Carbon Farm plans are so important to our environment. She will share the basics of sequestering carbon and how our program works, how we actually calculate the amount of carbon we are removing from the atmosphere.
We will touch on current carbon farm practices that have been implemented over the last 4 years. What the future looks like and the importance of cover crops, subterranean life, grazing animals and how they all work together.
Stacie Chavez along with her Husband Skip began breeding and showing Huacaya Alpacas in 2009. Their Farm, Sky Ridge Alpacas, is located in Terrebonne, Oregon. Stacie started setting goals, 9 years ago focused on creating a National Alpaca Fiber Initiative. Stacie has extensive knowledge in sourcing, sorting and consolidating materials; that is taking raw materials into a central location and then manufacturing them into finished product. This experience was a perfect fit with creating the “distribution” chain that would be needed to collect, grade, bale and sale alpaca fiber.
In late 2015 Stacie Chavez along with Lynn Edens purchased Imperial Yarn. Imperial Yarn, LLC which has worked with Ralph Lauren on Athlete Uniforms for the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. Imperial Yarn continues to grow into a brand known for natural fibers that are raised in the U.S. and then manufactured in the USA.
In 2018, with the help of Rebecca Burgess, Edens and Chavez became a brand focused on marketing goods made from Climate Beneficial Verified Natural Fibers. Edens was the first Alpaca Ranch in the U.S. to become Climate Beneficial Verified.
In 2020 Imperial Yarn, with the help of Fibershed created the Climate Beneficial Fiber Pool. To learn more visit www.climatebeneficialfiberpool.com
Imperial Yarn continues to focus on working with large brands to create product made from their Climate Beneficial verified fibers. With the help of a well established commercial supply chain Imperial Yarn continues to develop new products made in the U.S.A….
Covid Note: Health and safety protocols (masks, social distancing, capacity restrictions, vaccinations) will be implemented on an as-needed basis based on the local conditions at the time of Yarnover. We understand that pandemic conditions can change very rapidly, and we are committed to tailoring our safety strategies based on what is required and recommended at that time.