Building a Regional Fabric
One Thread At a Time
Chico Flax is piloting regenerative agriculture production and processing systems for fiber flax in our region, bringing a new industry and social enterprise to Northern California in collaboration with local community members, farmers, artisans and institutions.
We are leveraging partnerships and opportunities built over the past 9 years to further develop a regenerative and economically viable fiber flax production pilot projects in Northern California. We document our soil and ecosystem changes resulting from regenerative agriculture production methods: engage more members of our regional farming community in demonstration and field days; test the viability of newly designed small-scale mechanical processing equipment; and develop new prototype fiber products( flax/cotton and flax/wool yarn blends) with regional processing and farming parnters. We share our work with colleagues developing flax systems in other regions through our Fibershed Affiliate Network.