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.
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.
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 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 four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.