Terre de Lin Cooperative
Terre de Lin is a cooperative specializing in the cultivation and processing of textile flax, from seed to fibre. It has been a major player in the linen industry since 1939, a true story of passion, commitment and values, within the Normandy region.
The cooperative brings together nearly 650 farmers and 250 employees, whose passion and know-how, transmitted from generation to generation, make Terre de Lin one of the major players in this sector on a global scale. . The members of the cooperative develop day by day their expertise on this complex culture to understand, for a continuous improvement of the flax sector. Terre de Lin represents 15% of world flax production. It grows high quality flax, certified by the EUROPEAN FLAX® label.
It is also, above all, a story of human encounter, sharing and benevolence, to transmit and bring to life the passion for linen.
In 1856, Emanuel Lang founded his fabric workshop in Waldighofen. Later, it is in Hirsingue in the Haut Rhin, that the activity continues with the spinning and weaving of cotton.
After a change of shareholder and a restructuring, the company led a real fight in 2013, to avoid the closure of its site and the relocation of the machines from the factory, a treasure for which they beaten to the end. The company was then bought by Pierre Schmitt and joined the Velcorex group at the end of 2013. Faced with the challenges of the textile sector, the company specializes in working with natural materials such as linen, hemp or nettle. While relocation leads to the disappearance of French flax spinning mills, Emanuel Lang is the first company to put forward this activity from 2019: it reinvests in a spinning activity to once again offer this know-how in France and offer reels and 100% French made linen fabrics. Thanks to his know-how, Emanuel Lang is today specialized in the weaving of natural materials and offers innovative fabrics, both in their technical aspects and in the creativity of the models. The company has around 30 employees.
The company is labeled Actor Alsace Terre Textile, Masters of Linen® and has OEKO certification -TEX® standard 100.
Blazer and Pant's Atelier
Founded in 1978, our Portuguese partner is one of the major players in its region, in the field of textiles. Recognized for its expertise in tailoring and equipped with the latest technologies, we can count today on real experts who make pieces of very high quality.
During our visits, we were able to observe the respect of social and ethical rules within the workshop. We saw a team that works like a big family.
Our manufacturer has GOTS, RCS, OCS and SMETA certifications.
Dress and Skirt's Atelier
Located in Hauts-de-France, our French workshop is a family workshop founded 25 years ago. With a great know-how in high-end clothing, it is a workshop on a human scale that allows us to produce in pre-order.
This workshop supports us a lot in our developments, transmits a lot of knowledge to us and we are very happy to be able to benefit from their experience.
We often visit them and can thus follow all our developments there very closely, by going there by train.