The Citizen Bag
Tenthorey, The Definition of Industry, short video documentaries produced by Made in Town
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.
For more than a century, Tenthorey has been manufacturing unbleached and finished fabrics for clothing, working clothes, furnishing and automotive fields. Based on its historical expertise, in 2009 the company launched the “citizen bag”: a line of customizable advertising bags, totes and pouches made from natural materials, linen or organic cotton, for events and supermarkets.
The “citizen bag” complies with sustainable development principles which were already applied in 2003 when the new buildings were made. The company signed a partnership with Max Havelaar association, which supports small manufacturers in the Southern hemisphere. The bags are made in Eloyes factory, guaranteed Oeko-Tex and made in France, Tunisia or Ukraine, with decent working conditions.
From image product to fashion products, under Les Citoyennes brand, Tenthorey sells its collections to the public. The brand is mostly sold to women with ecological values.
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.
It is fitting that a crocheted Möbius strip should take a designer full circle, back to his roots.
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 six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.