Communauté d'agglomération de Castres-Mazamet
Bold creators and artists are the heart of the community, they try, test and make experiences with new materials and new techniques. The second main point is about the know-how and its transmission and continuity.
All the people are invested in the region and try to keep the crafts as important as it is. The heritage is from the fellmongering to the pharmaceutical industry, innovation and excellence are the link between these businesses. Today, the urban community of Castres-Mazamet escorts craftsmen and new artists for their development and growth to the local, national and international expansion.
Communauté d’Agglomération de Castres-Mazamet is a partner of Made in Town / Montagne Noire.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
The service offered by Wilma Silvestri is called "confezioni espresse" (“express clothing”) and is located in via Panisperna in Monti, the radical chic area of Rome, on the new premises, inaugurated in 2009, where, one of the first thing that catches one’s eye are the sewing machines.
The third and final stop on the itinerant exhibition The Lace Review, which brings together the last 14 Leavers lace factories still in operation in Calais and Caudry, takes place on 16 and 17 July 2019 during the Première Vision exhibition in New York.
This video was produced by Made in Town as part of the travelling exhibition The Lace Review. At the initiative of the City of Calais, the Direction Générale des Entreprises and the Hauts-de-France Region, this exhibition showcases internationally one of the most beautiful jewels of the French fashion and luxury industry: the Leavers lace.