We want local fiber. We want it organic. We want the people in every step of the process to be valued. We want to cause the least harm and spread the most good.
After thoroughly researching the successes and mistakes of the Willamette Valley's historic fiber industry, we believe in the economic and environmental viability of bast fibers.
Fibrevolution is reviving the fiber flax industry in Oregon after 50 years.
This region has the history and capacity to grow the same high-quality flax fiber (linen) available in current markets.
Revival and establishment of regional fiber manufacturing hubs focused on bast fiber, located in strategic growing areas around the United States. Fibrevolution will help facilitate the establishment of a bast fiber industry in the USA from local fiber farmers through manufacturing to textile design, with a firm root in organic practices.
Fibrevolution will launch the first fiber flax mill in over 50 years in Oregon. The mill will serve as a blueprint for additional locations on the East coast and Midwest.
Fibrevolution Company Values
Fibrevolution Mill Values
High Quality Fiber
Organic Best Practices
Consistency of Product
Dependability of Supply
Angela Wartes-Kahl and Shannon Welsh during the flax fiber harvest in August 2023. Photograph by John Morgan
Shannon Welsh and Angela Wartes-Kahl with their 2017 flax crop at harvest time. Photograph by Micah Fischer