A (PRE) LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Please watch this beautiful film about the labor of making linen.

Thank you to our farmers in Texas, our spinners, and Green Textiles in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for laboring to spread cotton love.

Join the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative for their annual Fall Field Day on Thursday, October 20, 2011, in the heart of the South Plains of Texas.

And thank you to Eric and Beth at Etsy for sharing the  Be Linen Movie by Benoit Millot with us!

I want to make a film about the production of our organic cotton.

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6 thoughts on “A (PRE) LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

  1. Rebecca West

    Thank you so much for that film! I was transfixed. I love the respect the people showed for the plant, the seed, the fibers, the fabric. I can hardly wait for my daughter to get up so I can share it with her.

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  2. oami

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing this.

    It reminds me a bit of a documentary called The Poot by Elham Asadi, about the production of Persian carpets, and follows the process from field to finished rug.

    I’d love to see a film about American organic cotton production!!

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  3. tia

    I always learn something new and wonderful on your blog. Thank you so much for that. I have always loved linen, and now I have even more appreciation for it. I would really like to see you do a movie on organic cotton. I live in west Texas and we are surrounded by cotton fields.

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    1. Valerie Mourat

      Thank you for mentioning this beautiful film about linen. Even though I live in France, the general public knows very little about the cultivation and spinning processes involved.

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  4. labor day 2011 wiki

    This year for Labor Day were are inclined on the journey to complete a few camping out and find out a few country wide recreational areas. We got the week away from therefore we could spend some quality time with all the little ones prior to they’re going time for school.

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  5. ela

    grew up between cotton gins in Texas….PBS would do well to pick
    up an Alabama Chanin documentary on the production of organic cotton.
    see the recent NYTimes articles on the future of the
    garment district in NYC. somehow there is a connection.

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