de la Montagne Noire
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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.
Entering this temple of masculine well-being is a mystical experience dedicated exclusively to male pleasure and pampering: from the Neapolitan-style barber’s shop to the wellness area, not to mention the tailoring room where, by appointment, it is possible to choose from the best Loro Piana fabrics or precious cottons for suits and made-to-measure shirts.
Made in Town presents La Loi des Séries (limitées) which assembles a selection of objects, accessories and clothes – unique or numbered pieces – produced by artisans, artists and designers.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.