Linen Growers Club

In Vancouver, EartHand artists and makers have been at the centre of the movement to re-skill ourselves in growing and processing flax for linen. Our aim is to expand cultural conversations around sustainability of food systems to include awareness of the sustainability of our fibre systems as well, and the social and environmental implications of the abundance of cheap and durable fibres that we take for granted.

The Linen Growers Club began in March 2017 as a way for us to share practical knowledge of growing flax and processing it into linen in a way that is true to the seasonal rhythms of the activities, and allows participants to have the experience of growing and processing their own first crop of linen with ongoing support and mentorship.

Visit EartHand’s Flax to Linen Project Page to learn the backstory of Vancouver’s Flax to Linen movement.


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