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Webinar: The Importance of Place; Revitalizing Linen in the Pacific Northwest.

Adriana Marina ( founder of the NGO Hecho por Nosotros and animaná) is proud to host Angela and Shannon of Fibrevolution. In this webinar they will share the journey they have been on to revitalize linen production in their region. Oregon was once a world leader of fiber flax production, but the industry died out over 50 years ago. The Fibrevolution team has spent the past four years working with University and Industry experts to facilitate the establishment of a linen and hemp fiber (bast fiber) industry in the US, from local fiber farmers through manufacturing to textile design, with a firm root in organic practices.

About the speakers: Shannon Welsh has called Oregon home since the age of 5. For over 20 years she has promoted fiber, textile and apparel design through raw fiber development, regenerative agricultural production, textile systems revitalization and innovation, community organizing, outreach, and education. Shannon has spent over 4 years researching and reviving the historic linen industry of Oregon, and is the Co-founder of Fibrevolution Bast Fiber Producers. She is also the Founder and Director of Pacific Northwest Fibershed, a Fibershed Affiliate Program, which promotes the development of regional regenerative fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Shannon has a BFA in Apparel Design from The Art Institute of Portland, a BA in History from Lewis and Clark College, and a Teaching Certification from the Association Montessori Internationale.

Angela Wartes-Kahl has been an organic advocate and farmer for well over a decade in the Coast Range of Oregon, at Common Treasury Farm. Angela's interest lies in local raw fiber development, and she is Co-founder of Fibrevolution Bast Fiber Producers. She has grown and researched fiber flax for several years and raises English Longwool sheep. Angela developed and previously managed the fiber and textiles program for Oregon Tilth, is an organic processing and crops inspector - IOS, and Vice Chair of the Organic Trade Association Fiber Council. Angela studied Agricultural Science at Oregon State University, concentrating on fiber crops, textiles, and merchandise management.

Join Adriana Marina, Shannon Welsh, and Angela Wartes-Kahl on Tuesday June 16 at 4:00 PM (Buenos Aires Time). Register Now!

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