Apr 18, 2012

Manufacture textile des Vosges
From Employee to Shareholder

Léandra Ricou
Manufacture textile des Vosges From Employee to Shareholder

Photo credit: Manufacture textile des Vosges

Situated in the small town of Ferdrupt, between Epinal and Gérardmer, the Manufacture Textile des Vosges, labeled Vosges Terre Textile, is the heir of a know-how more than 175 years old associated with unbleached fabric production.

Early 2015, a dozen of K Industries employees decided to take over their company and became shareholders, and so the owners of the Manufacture Textile des Vosges. This project comes from Anne Orivel, who was elected manager.

Nowadays, the new company doubled its employees number, reaching a number of 20 employees. The machines run days and nights to manufacture unbleached fabrics, plain or printed for clothing, linens, furnishing, working clothes or publishing fields. The Manufacture Textile des Vosges shares the former K Industries site with Telatex, a company which manufactures finished or semi-finished products.

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.

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Léandra Ricou

Léandra Ricou

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.

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