The Linen Project in the Netherlands

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CAP funds help identify opportunities for improving localised linen production.

Project summary: 

The Linen Project was a learning-by-doing project that brought together various stakeholders to develop and reactivate vital knowledge required for linen production. It focused on the cultivation and production of organic flax and linen in EU countries. Actions involved setting up a stewardship initiative and developing a consortium for future small-scale flax spinning facilities. The project also funded an open-source knowledge exchange to help facilitate localised linen value chains.

Project results: 

This project attracted 50+ members (aged between 19 and 62) to the stewardship team which raised awareness about environmentally sustainable farming and the role of EU consumers in clothing and fabric production chains.