In recent years, The Linen Project has explored and put into practice different approaches to activities within and relating to the linen value chain, investigating the viability of small-scale local linen production. From (biodynamic) flax cultivation to fibre processing, handcraft to mechanised forms of textile manufacturing. Acknowledging the resources and (human) engagement involved in each process, from soil to farmer to end-user. A number of constellations have been identified, each having its own dynamic and conditions.
Going forward, The Linen Project further explores and activates the specific value chain models of Shared Stewardship, Community Supported Textiles and Linen Kavels, to create a rooted local ecosystem of knowledge, skills and resources, forming the basis for an interconnected Linen Economy. Return soon for more information.