Thu 26 September 2013, by Noémie BACK

Linen [grown] MADE IN PARIS

Entitled ‘LINcroyable récolte’ makes us remembering the Incredible Edible trend transforming our cities in edible places.

The American designer Hilton McConnico with the European Confederation of the linen and hemp (CELC) has put the linen on stage as a temporary public space intervention in June 2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris.

‘LINcroyable talent’ took advantage of the event to tell the fantastic stories and possibilities of this multiple use textile. Plant coming from local productions and respectful from its environment, the European linen represents 85% of the worldwide production. This fiber is used for clothing as well as decorating material and in the new innovating sport equipment as ski, bicycle, surf or even in street furniture. This timeless fabric was the star for this temporary cultivation, enabling city dwellers to reconnect with an ancestral innovative material.

Let’s remember that on public spaces, route edges and even urban parks, we could cultivate it all year round and sensibilize the public as well as harvesting it for ateliers…! Let’s make that happening.

More infos on ‘LINcroyable récolte’ here.


LINCROYABLE RÉCOLTE PARIS from Linen and hemp community on Vimeo.

Photos credits to Graine de lin on WordPress.