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The Superslow Way Project

Last year, three local organisations worked with the community in and around Blackburn to do something that hasn't been done in this country for at least 100 years.  Together they grew the textile crops flax and woad on disused land near our school.  Within 6 months it was transformed into a piece of indigo linen which was showcased during last October's British textile Biennial.

 

Homegrown Homespun is a ground-breaking regenerative fashion project that's helping bring the textile industry back to North West England.  Fast fashion is a huge contributor to both social and environmental exploitation and they want to change things for the better by working with the communities most impacted.

 

We are part of this exciting and innovative project to revive  textiles and we are going to help achieve the ambitious plan of bringing a line of locally grown jeans to market in time for the next Biennial in October 2023.

 

Flax was planted on our field on the 15th April 2022 and it's already beginning to grow well, but as we're working to restore soil health and wildlife biodiversity, no weed killers or pesticides are being used.  Therefore, we need to help to weed the field before it grows tall enough to risk trampling.

 

Our first BIG WEED session is going to take place on Wednesday 18th May 2022 - any help would be appreciated.  

 

Please keep checking back to see our updates.

Our school field being prepared and flax seed planted

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