100% Made in Vosges
François Hans/Blanc des Vosges, short video documentaries produced by Made in Town
In 1865, the company distinguished itself by installing the first mechanized looms for linen cloth in the region. The weaving will continue until 1980, currently the main activity is linens, which has been integrated since 1945. For 10 years, François Hans has been selling his products under the Blanc des Vosges brand.
François Hans claims a 100% made in Vosges manufacturing. The suppliers are local weavers, bleachers and dyers from Gérardmer. In the hands of 90 sewers, cutters, embroiders, ironers and fashion designers, the raw materials become linens with meticulous finishings, which come from a rare know-how, today it has almost disappeared.
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.
Charlotte von Poehl’s work is informed by the history of design and by minimal art; it oscillates between art and life, between usefulness and aesthetics, while questioning the space, the lighting and the architecture of the room it occupies. The piece she has created in collaboration with Woven Studio for the exhibition entitled “Patchworks” at the Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art eloquently testifies to how open her practice is to other fields of creation.
Made in Town is home to the first collection of Moy, a line of t-shirts drawing on the skills of Chanteclair. Designed by Yasco Otomo – a Japanese fashion designer now living in Paris for more than a decade – the collection revisits the French tradition of knitwear.
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.