port williams, ns, canada
TapRoot Fibre Lab Farmers grow flax plants to make into linen garment fiber as they endeavor to re-establish a local viable industry in flax growing and processing. Linen's history in Nova Scotia goes back 350 years.
After 2 years of growing and testing processing techniques, they are beginning to invest in developing the appropriate long-line flax fiber processing machinery to transform retted flax into fine linen yarn, in a cost-efficient manner. Linen is also plant-based fiber that is being incorporated into their organic vegetable rotation.
TapRoot Fibre Lab is currently the only company in Canada devoted to manufacturing small-scale machinery to transform flax into linen yarn; offering an alternative to large, commercial processing. and keeping money in our communities by generating localized economic growth.