We are demanding in materials terms and we love noble thread. We only use natural origin’s fabrics. For our scarves: silk of course (silk muslin, twill, velvet etc ...) but also cotton / silk, wool / silk, For other accessories, we are used to working with linen or the cotton.
Unlike synthetic fibers which are chemically produced and made from plastic, natural materials have the big advantage of being biodegradable. In terms of environmental impact, this is essential. These fibers also have the advantage of being more breathable and more comfortable than synthetic.
To preserve the touch’s softness, and the color’s intensity, it is preferable to wash our fabrics by hand with a mild soap. You can iron your still damp scarves with a fairly hot iron.
THE SILK :
If natural textile fibers are responsible on part of the world history, we can consider that silk alone constitutes an important part of the textile, economic, societal and cultural memory of a large number of civilizations.
Silk has the property of playing with light and thus sublimely reflecting colors. Behind its fragile appearance, it is very robust. Finally, silk has the natural ability to adapt its thermal performance according to the climate. Silk is warm in winter and cool in summer.
Depending on the twist of the yarn and the weaving, different aspects are obtained:
THE SILK MUSLIN :
The term comes from "Mosul", an Iraqi city located on the Silk Road, an essential stopover for caravans laden with fabrics, spices and other treasures from Asia destined for Europe.Muslin is a fine, light fabric with a transparent, non-satin surface. Delicate, it slides over the fingers. It offers very beautiful drapes.Our silk muslin is woven in a small village in the Loire (FRANCE). We use muslin for our hand painted scarves.
Anglo-Saxon term which defines the armor used : etymologically, twill means crossed.
Thanks to its weaving, the fabric surface is punctuated by diagonals. We use twill for the majority of our scarves and especially our squares. It has the advantage to be very flexible and the light plays with the slight reliefs to offer shimmering and iridescent colors.
THE SATIN GEORGETTE CALLED ALSO CHARMING
It is in a way the intermediary between twill and muslin. It is more opaque and as fine as muslin but has a satin feel. Very pleasant to wear as a stole, you don't feel its weight on the skin, the satin georgette is very soft and light.LE COTON SOIE
THE SILK COTTON
Two noble materials are mixed: silk and its elegance, and cotton, soft to the touch and more matte appearance. This material mix gives the scarf a more relaxed side, without neglecting the nobility and quality of the fabric.
Our cotton / silk is woven in the Loire (FRANCE).
THE WOOL AND SILK ETAMINE
The Etamine weave is more relaxed, which gives it great flexibility and an airy and relaxed appearance. The wool and silk blend provides ideal thermal comfort. Warmer than silk, this fabric can still adapt to body temperature. Thanks to the silk, the scarf is soft and does not itch.
THE SILK VELVET
The shaped velvet is woven on Jacquard mechanical looms, called “à la Lyonnaise”. The design is created by weaving according to the crossing of the thread. The fabric bottom is in 100% silk muslin, and the pile on the surface in viscose. The combination of these two threads creates very interesting light effects.
This weaving technique is very rare and complex. We are proud to perpetuate this know-how which is disappearing. It is woven in Rozier en Donzy in the Loire (FRANCE).
Our velvet is hand painted in our workshop using brushes and cotton to make unique pieces.