de la Montagne Noire
Unfold the Industry
Les Toiles de la Montagne Noire shop
Passionate about textile since his childhood, Jean-Claude Bordes decided to capitalize on the local tradition of weaving in the Tarn region and founded his own linen brand Les Toiles de la Montagne Noire, which offers a wide range of canvases, napkins, dish towels and tablecloths inspired by patterns from the Basque Country.
All steps are done in-house – from the design to the purchase of raw material, cutting, finishing and distribution – bar the manufacturing as fabrics are woven by local partners. During the summer the flagship store in Labastide-Rouairoux hosts textile exhibitions to educate the public about various techniques such as textile printing.
Les Toiles de la Montagne Noire 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.
Established in the pays choletais (pays de la Loire), a great fabrics tradition area, Confection des Deux-Sèvres (C2S) is the European leader in the manufacture of made-to-measure shirts for women and men.
Under the title "Complément d’objets", Made in Town is exploring the field of design through the work of designers, architects, craftsmen, artists and furniture manufacturers, and focusing on the most distinctive features of designing, handcrafting or industrially manufacturing objects, furniture and accessories. The first edition highlights the work of wood and the various approaches that go along with it.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.