Lani Estill

WELCOME TO THE GOOD DIRT, EPISODE 42!

In today’s episode, Mary and Emma sit down with Lani Estill, founder of Lani’s Lana ~ Fine Rambouillet Wool; a commercial wool business and small yarn line based in Northern California. Alongside her family, Lani also owns and operates a vertically integrated diversified livestock ranch producing cattle, sheep, alfalfa and grass hay in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region. With the help of partners like Fibershed and the Carbon Cycle Institute, Lani’s family ranch is now running under a climate-fighting Carbon Farm Plan! 

Throughout the episode, Mary and Emma dig into Lani’s life on the ranch and chat about the complexities of owning and operating a truly sustainable supply chain. They also speak to the power of the consumer and talk about the soul satisfying decision to invest in climate beneficial products. 

 

SHOW NOTES

 

1:30 – Mary and Emma catch up and talk about upcoming events!

Let’s get into the episode:

9:30 – Lani’s Lana Wool!

12:15 – Lani introduces herself

16:00 – Regeneration on the ranch

20:00 – The early days at Fibershed

23:40 – Investing in carbon farming

30:00 – The team

32:30 – The sheep

35:10 – The fabrics

42:00 – The cost of climate beneficial products

49:00 – Dyers and natural dyes

51:20 – What does the Good Dirt mean to you?

 

LINKS & RESOURCES

 

Things Mentioned:

Lani’s Lana

Water mountain weavers 

Fibershed

TGD – Rebecca Burgess

TGD – Elizabeth Cline

Northface Backyard Project

Carbon Cycle Institute 

 

Listen to our conversation below!

 

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