National Lottery funding for Homegrown/Homespun

25th January 2022

We’re delighted to share that we’ve been successful in receiving further funding for our Homegrown/Homespun project.

The funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will allow the communities of Blackburn and Pendle to reclaim further disused urban spaces and use them to grow fields of flax and woad, to produce linen textiles, and eventually clothes, in a completely sustainable natural system.

Homegrown/Homespun is a collaboration between Super Slow Way, designer Patrick Grant, his brand Community Clothing and North West England Fibreshed. It is an innovative, regenerative natural textile and clothing project, which has far reaching benefits for the environment and nature, for the health and cohesion of the community, and for the stimulation of a local green economy along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor in East Lancashire.

We’ll be sharing news about new growing sites in Blackburn and open days in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out on our social media or email if you’d like to get involved