LINEN - Guide 2 linen cooperatives in Normandy to comply with the sustainable standard 'REEL LINEN CODE' of CottonConnect

June 2020
November 2020
Project cost
10 000 €
Role in the project
Certification expertise




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Market




Main goals

After being familiarised with the REEL LINEN CODE, a private standard on the production of linen developed by CottonConnect, the work aims to compare the current practices of farmers in linen cooperatives with those required by the standard, to establish a conversion plan, to train farmers on associated practices and respect of the standard and to follow up in order to ensure compliance and facilitate the success of the audit

Specific objectives

  • To work as a focal point to coordinate and implement REEL Linen Project with stakeholders on behalf of CottonConnect
  • To ensure up-take of the REEL Linen Code among selected linen farmer groups and their associated scutching mills, and traceability among the supply chain
  • To prepare a road map towards verification against the REEL Linen Code, in close coordination with the farmers, CottonConnect and other relevant stakeholders

Related people

Project Officer

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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