Linnen Kavels Pre-order and Introduction Days

Wednesday May 25, 2022 – Iona Stichting, Amsterdam
Friday June 10, 2022 – De Horsterhof, Duiven

The Linen Project and Enschede Textielstad invite you to get acquainted with Linnen Kavels and to place pre-orders for the linen textiles that we will weave in September. We are holding two introduction and pre-order days; on May 25 in Amsterdam and on June 10 in Duiven, near Arnhem. Samples of the textile qualities that we will offer will be present, for you to take into your own hands and experience.

Wednesday 25 May 2022 
15.00 – 18.00 hours
at the Iona Stichting, Amsterdam 

15.00    doors open and reception
15.30    Linnen Kavels introduction, The Linen Project and Enschede Textielstad
16.00    opportunity to take the linen in hand and to place pre-orders
17.30    drinks and further introductions
18.00    conclusion

Friday 10 juni 2022
11.00 – 14.00 hours
at De Horsterhof farm, Duiven 

11.00    doors open and reception
11.30    Linnen Kavels introduction, The Linen Project and Enschede Textielstad
12.00    opportunity to take the linen in hand and to place pre-orders
12.30    drinks and further introductions
14.00    conclusion

With the sale of the Linnen Kavels, The Linen Project and Enschede Textielstad are looking for like-minded businesses, makers and citizens to establish sustainable partnerships through which we can jointly form a generative and cooperative flax and textile value chain in the Netherlands. On these days, we would like to get acquainted with potential partners and offer them the opportunity to place pre-orders.

One Linnen Kavel consists of five running metres of fabric. Three types of weaves will be offered – plain, twill and satin – in different densities. The Linnen Kavels are produced from linen yarn obtained from The Linen Project’s flax fibre yield and are woven at Enschede Textielstad. Pre-orders can be placed from 1 Linnen Kavel to a maximum of 10 Linnen Kavels per order.

There are limited spaces available for each of these introduction and pre-order days. Reservation is therefore required. RSVP by May 20th for the event at the Iona Stichting in Amsterdam and by June 5th for the event at de Horsterhof in Duiven.

Are you interested but unable to attend either of these days? Please send a message to kavels@thelinenproject.online and we will get in touch with you.

With a local small-scale linen chain, The Linen Project wants to explore an alternative economic system. We seek to establish a value chain in which all of the parties involved – from the farmer to the producer, to the end-user – participate and share in the values that are created and exchanged throughout the entire chain. On the basis of this common aspiration, the partnership with Enschede Textielstad was formed. With Linnen Kavels we make an essential connection between producer(s) and (end)user(s).

This coming autumn, The Linen Project will facilitate several workshops focused on making your own garments with the linen cloth that will be woven by Enschede Textielstad in September. More information will follow at the end of the summer.

The Linen Project is an initiative by ArtEZ MA Practice Held in Common and Crafts Council Nederland. The project is financially supported by the BankGiro Loterij Fonds, the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, the Municipality of Arnhem, the Province of Gelderland and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Enschede Textielstad is a sustainable weaving mill that produces fashion and interior fabrics using natural and recycled yarns. Operating with the objective of producing as locally as possible and thus stimulating sustainability and reshoring for its customers and collaborative partners in an approachable and accessible way.

Photo: Rob Velker