Welcome to ROOTS & ROUTES of LINEN, the podcast which pass the mic to actors and lovers of the linen industry in Europe.
Today I welcome a special guest, Shannon WELSH, co-founder of Fibrevolution. Fibrevolution’s mission is to bring flax and linen production back to the state of Oregon (and really the United States!).
For 3 years Fibrevolution’s team has been immersed in all things flax and linen - and you know what? Flax grows beautifully in Oregon!
From the time of the early settlers until the 1960’s fiber flax was a dominant crop in Oregon. During this period Oregon developed the only flax industry in the United States.
Shannon Welsh and Angela Wartes-Kahl, co-founders of Fibrevolution, vision is to build an economy that values people, work, plants and the land at every step of the process.
They have teamed up with farmers, textile professionals, manufacturers, seed breeders and university researchers in their community, who are as much as inspired as Shannon and Angela to participate in the revitalization of flax and linen in the Pacific Northwest.
Enjoy the episode!
- Fibrevolution : http://www.fibre-evolution.com // https://www.instagram.com/fibrevolution_pnw/
- Fibershed : https://fibershed.org
- European Confederation of Flax and Hemp : http://news.europeanflax.com/celc/
“ROOTS & ROUTES OF LINEN” is an ERIRI production based on an original idea by Florence I.J. FRANKS.
Music not copyright free.
Sound mixing: Alice Krief