The Cleveland Linen Project
Rust Belt Fibershed will connect people to their clothing materials and encourage them to help grow the fiber for a luxury fabric: linen. Volunteers will be given the seeds and the education to grow flax (from which linen is derived) on personal and/or vacant plots of land using regenerative agriculture techniques. At the end of this project, seeds will be saved for the following year to improve local flax seed resilience and the linen yardage produced from the locally grown flax will be used at a gathering/show to demonstrate the possibilities of local linen and create a viable model to attract industry and investors to this area to form a decentralized regenerative textile system.
“We are twin sisters and co-founders of Rustbelt Fibershed, and our work is anchored in stewardship of land, people, and beauty. As public school educators by day, our body of work aims to uplift and connect community to possibility.”
QUALITY OF LIFE
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