Ets. Henri Plo
La Montagne Noire
is Getting Some Colours
Photo credit: Ets. Henri Plo
The company Henri Plo, which was founded in Aussillon near Mazamet five generations ago, is specialized in textile dyeing and finishing.
Both a creative workshop and a research and development laboratory, their expertise in finishing techniques and materials – ranging from traditional ones such as wool, silk, linen to more technical ones such as Nomex® (a fire-resistant fiber for firemen clothing) – help their clients to create textiles for many industries: furnishing, decoration, clothing, the automotive industry, aeronautics, etc. They are also looking to industrialize already-existing natural dyes, invent new ones with a more artistic approach and work more intensively with hemp fibers, which were used to produce the Montagne Noire throw.
Ets. Henri Plo took part in the Made in Town / Montagne Noire exhibition, which was held from October 21, 2015 to February 13, 2016 at Made in Town in Paris.
Made in Metz. A graduate from the Institut de Commerce de Nancy (ICN Business School), where he attended a cross-disciplinary management program dedicated to the luxury industry, he initiated a study as part of his master’s thesis on the role of craftsmanship in this specific sector and its ability to contribute to the emergence of new production systems. It is when working at the Institut National des Métiers d’Art that he discovered the true wealth of the French heritage. He now wishes to educate the public about local know-how from all over the world and their cultural roots, through a selection of diverse projects in the fields of fashion, design and art.
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