American Linen Revival
Bringing linen production back to the Pacific Northwest!
For 3 years Fibrevolution has been immersed in all things flax and linen. We are growing an industry invested in the health of seeds, soil, workers, and wearers by reviving linen production in the Pacific Northwest. As of August 2018, we finished hand harvesting our second organically grown flax fiber crop. In order to scale up and truly grow a linen economy in Oregon, we are seeking the funds to purchase specialized harvesting equipment through an Indiegogo crowdfund campaign, which will go live for funding on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
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Help Us Bring Linen Back to the Pacific Northwest!
Oregon Linen Primer
From fields of golden flax to linen fiber...
Oregon's Willamette Valley has a storied history with linen fiber, and a bright future ahead. A follow-up to the enthusiastic response of 2018 Design Week's panel discussion, "Connecting Threads: Rebuilding our Domestic Apparel System", Shannon Welsh and Angela Wartes-Kahl of Fibrevolution, present a primer about this incredible bast fiber. They will talk about some of its close relatives, its evolution worldwide and in our region, as well where this revived industry is heading domestically and what steps Fibrevolution is taking to move it forward.
A fascinating and relevant topic for anyone interested in local agriculture, organic farming, textile manufacturing, land use, apparel, sustainable building materials, craft, design, local industry.
This event is free and and seats are limited. Please RSVP below to ensure your spot.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH
5:30PM - 8:00PM
403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP TO ATTEND.
Refreshments provided, come thirsty!
THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL SPONSORS:
ACE HOTEL PORTLAND // BRIDGEPORT BREWING // COOPER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS // MONTINORE ESTATE VINEYARDS // STEVEN SMITH TEAS // THE SUTTLE LODGE & BOATHOUSE
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