Maille Verte des Vosges
Protecting the Environment
as a Priority
Photo credit: Maille Verte des Vosges
In Saint-Nabord, the Maille Verte des Vosges company, specialized in knitting manufacturing techniques intended for the industry, took over in 2010 the Etablissements Ames, its machines had been working since 1969.
Specialized in circular knits, Maille Verte des Vosges manufactures technical knitted fabrics. The company, labeled Vosges Terre Textile, owns around fifty circular knitting machines. From knitting to finishes, through dyeing, every piece is made in the factory. Maille Verte des Vosges supplies work to the furnishing, automobile and health markets.
The company considers environmental protection as a priority. They are in partnership with the local sewage treatment plant, most of the articles are labeled Oeko-Tex, which guarantees their harmlessness for humans and for the environment.
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.
Karin Blach Nielsen studied at Designskolen Kolding in Denmark and completed her education at the Royal College of Art in London. She returned to stoneware four years ago after a long career in slipcast porcelain.
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