At the Heart of
the Textile Industry
Crouvezier Développement, The Definition of Industry, short video documentaries produced by Made in Town
Founded in 1860 by Jean-Henri Crouvezier, weaver, and labeled Vosges Terre Textile, Crouvezier Développement respects textile finishing tradition from the Vosges, where the water is really pure.
They master the art of finishing a raw fabric which comes from a weaving loom: whitening, dyeing, printing, etc. Over the decades, the company had evolved while maintaining a good customer service, innovating and keeping serious environmental considerations.
Henri Crouvezier took over the company in 1936, he invented a chemical treatment: whitening and drying can be done inside (before only outside with the actions of the sun, the moon and the dew). In the sixties, they developed a lot of innovative techniques which simplified the work.
Nowadays, Crouvezier Développement pursues its work in innovation to be the best choice for its customers and meet their requests, even after six generations.
In 2012, to launch Vosges Terre Textile label, Made in Town produced ten videos, which presented the field and its workers around territory, heritage, expertise, transmission and innovation notions. A year later, in 2013, the flash mob “Vous allez flasher sur moi” took place in Paris streets.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
Founded in 1906, Tenthorey, situated in Eloyes, Vosges and labeled Vosges Terre Textile, completes its weaving activity with a production of advertising bags made from natural materials.
To Give Oneself Work is the reedition of a performance realized by Juliette Roche last year at the Glasgow School of Art. Over many days, from morning until evening, the Parisian artist, born in 1987, occupies a space accessible to the public, organized like an atelier. She works there with wood and various materials towards a final exhibition which will conclude the performance.
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.