Running a fabric thrift store isn’t the most intuitive way to launch a revolution. But Kathryn Greenwood Swanson, owner and operator of Swanson Fabrics in TurnerFalls, Massachusetts, makes it feel like one. Instead of linking the US dollar to gold, a practice that Nixon ended just over 50 years ago, she’s linking it to fiber. In her world, bills are backed by fabric and building wealth means building community.
Craft Industry Alliance | April 4, 2022