The Future is Fluffy

B. Lorraine Smith
8 min readFeb 27, 2020
Left to right: natural gray Ontario mohair fibre; hand-dyed, wheel-spun green Rambouillet sheep’s wool from upstate New York; natural white organic pima cotton that I grew indoors a few years back (seeds of unknown origin — spinners sometimes just hand each other stuff to experiment with one day, see photo below).

I want to tell you something about your underwear. But first, hold that thought.

I Spin

If one says, “I spin” in German it’s the equivalent of saying, “I’m crazy” — ich spinne. Well, I spin. Judge if you must. I happen to think spinning is key to our future. I also think that to succeed in this spinning madness we need to understand what we’re talking about. And yes, this has to do with your…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/