Where does our wool come from?

Where does our wool come from?

When you say precious handknits, you mean high-quality yarns - right?
It makes no sense to spend hours and hours of knitting and embroidering by using wool that won't last.
We have ever since worked only with suppliers that meet our quality standards.


We started to work this winter with Fonty yarns for our romantic knitwear collection.
I went to see them last October in Rougnat, Creuse - in the middle of France. It is an absolutely beautiful agricultural region, the landscapes, the buildings, the sheets, the cows, I loved it…

Though entirely different, it reminded me of my childhood back in the countryside of Austria.

But I was super honored to see the wool yarn manufacturing, it was more than essential and exciting to see the actual process of yarn making. It is a small local business - twelve people of the neighboring villages work there. #sustainablebusiness #supportlocal



Fonty, "la Filature de Rougnat," is one of the last wool spinning and dyeing factories still active in France.

The EPV label, awarded by the Minister of the Economy, distinguishes companies carrying expertise of excellence, recognized as rare and precious.

Founded in 1880 on the banks of the Cher, a few kilometers from its sources in the heart of the Combrailles in Creuse, a traditional land of livestock and textile industry, Filature Fonty is one of the treasures of local heritage.

Labeled Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) in 2017, this more than 100-year-old manufacture perpetuates exceptional expertise, passed on from generation to generation.

It is made up of fundamental processes, specialized skills, accumulated experience, gestures refined over the years, associated with a fleet of traditional machines that the team maintains, renovates, and gradually completes and which testify to the historic place of the regional textile industry.

La Filature Fonty is an active member of the Lainamac association, which aims to promote and develop the woolen sector of the Massif Central.

The EPV Label, awarded by the Minister of the Economy, distinguishes companies carrying expertise of excellence, recognized as rare and precious.

 

Founded in 1880 on the banks of the Cher, a few kilometers from its sources in the heart of the Combrailles in Creuse, a traditional land of livestock and textile industry, Filature Fonty is one of the treasures of local heritage.

Labeled Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) in 2017, this more than 100-year-old manufacture perpetuates exceptional expertise, passed on from generation to generation.

It is made up of original processes, specialized skills, accumulated experience, gestures refined over the years, associated with a fleet of traditional machines that the team maintains, renovates and gradually completes and which testify to the historic place of the regional textile industry.

 

La Filature Fonty is an active member of the Lainamac association, which aims to promote and develop the woolen sector of the Massif Central.