French fabrics at the fore at London Textile Fair 2018

Catherine Ryall - 02/01/18

Business France has brought together 20 French textile mills to exhibit at January’s edition of the London Textile Fair.

Below is a taste of what you can expect from the French exhibitors between 10th and 11th January 2018, please also find more detailed information and fabric samples in the catalogue:

-  Avelana Roudière - Booth L8

Avelana is one of the top French manufacturers of women’s fashion fabrics, a specialist in wool and lycra blends. 

The coompany is aware of the importance of technological innovation, investing in it to enhance the performance of the fabrics, as well as to develop new materials that boast original, unique performance.

The company was the first to develop and launch stretch and bi-stretch fabrics, and is currently the world market leader in stretch woollen fabrics.

Belinac - Booth H18

Since its creation in 1882, Bélinac has worked hand-in-hand with lovers of beautiful materials, sharing their expertise and encouraging creativity. Bélinac offers a rare choice of high-quality fabrics in a wide range colours. Their collection includes chiffons, ponges, satins, taffetas, organzas, crepes, douppions and stretch fabrics.

Cap Sud J3 - Booth N25

Cap Sud J3 works with lace predominantly for lingerie or ready-to-wear pieces. Using their expertise which goes back several generations, they can also develop French lace creations as required.

Dentelles Méry - Booth N52
Established in 1924, Dentelles Méry produces Calais lace using traditional leavers lace machines.
Now a third generation family business, Dentelles Méry is famous for their wide Leavers range : Chantilly, Valenciennes, Alençon, Corded Lace, Embellished and Fancy laces.

They offer long-term possibilities to anyone who loves fine French lace as well as continuing to evolve and innovate with new collections. More recently, HRH Duchess Kate wore one of Dentelles Méry’s Chantilly laces.

Leavers loom are famous for producing unique and high-end designed lace, as well as offering density and strength.

Dentelles Méry is backed by the ’Dentelle de Calais-Caudry’ label, offering traceability and a quality guarantee to customers.
For garment manufacturers the dyeing process is entrusted to local partners who follow Oeko Tex and REACH standards.

Deveaux - Booth H10

Deveaux is renowned for its creativity. The company offers a large range of novelty and high-fashion fabrics to suit all types of garments (jerseys, yarn-dyed, jacquard and prints, digital printing). Today, Deveaux continues to market its industrial know-how and creativity worldwide. 

The Deveaux Group has developed a genuine know-how in a wide variety of fields: weaving, knitting, printing and finishing, giving them a creative and flexible edge for their clients.

Dutel - Booth C4

Family-run French Jacquard mill, based in Lyon since 1937. The mill is able to develop designs, colours and qualities on demand with a short turnaround.

They say: "many customers use us for our skill and speed in developing their own designs and vintage fabrics from bought garments/ images".

The designs vary from large-scale placement Jacquards to mini-textures using a wide variety of fancy yarns, metallic, textured, bouclé and techniques depending on the design and budget requirements.
  
Dutel specialises in fabric for womenswear, but also develops for menswear and accessories.

Henitex - Booth M15

Henitex is a specialist in knitted fabric for womenswear with a wide range of creative pieces and designs.

Their main line uses viscose, cotton, polyester and polyamide (swimwear articles possible). Their second line, Opaline, is aimed at higher end customers and is made of more delicate fibres (wool, silk, linen, modal).  They are also able to make on demand designs pieces.

INDUO® - booth O31
INDUO® is the result of two years of R&D in the European Centre of Textile Intelligence, a patented advanced cotton fabric.

The fabric resists stains and perspiration. It prevents underarm rings and odours. Amazingly, these characteristics change nothing in the fabric’s hand and actually make it more appealing to the touch.

INDUO® is:
- already used by 30 customer brands in ready-to-wear and made to measure in 13 countries
- over 20,000 shirts made with INDUO® fabric have been distributed

Les Tissages Perrin - Booth N49
Les Tissages Perrin, a major name in weaving, brings together a unique network of talents, techniques and technologies in the Rhône-Alpes region of mid-eastern France, the headquarters of the family business.

The company promotes creativity and strives for excellence in all of its many markets, products and developments.
Ready-to-wear : their numerous weaves and finishes combined with exceptionnally subtle colors offer a vast range of possibilities for luxurious, well-structured collections.

- Malfroy Million - Booth N8

Silk maker, Malfroy Million has built a reputation for unique and quality products. Twice a year, the company offers 2 fabric and 2 scarf collections, both for womenswear. Their fabrics and scarves are the result of a mixture of art and technical expertise. Malfroy Million works with natural fabrics: silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen thus positionning itself at the high-end of the market both in France and abroad.

Malhia Kent - Booth F7

Creativity is at the heart of Malhia Kent ’s design philosophy. All their fabrics are designed and made in France, aimed at haute couture brands. They are based close to Paris and their headquarters is home to 15,000 types of thread.

Pastels - Booth M12

Pastels will be presenting their SS19 collection at the London Textile Fair. Their organic range is GOTS certified, made from natural materials where possible and the synthetic materials in the range are 100% recycled. They aim to prove that business and respect for the environment and our fellow humans can mix.

Pichat Chaleard - Booth F15

Their collection is made of different knitted and woven fabrics in a plethora of colours. They also produce lace and Jacquard fabrics.

Printland - Booth N14

Created in 1994, Printland is a French mill specialised in textile printing. Each year, more than 700 designs are created and produced in France and distributed all around the world. Their know-how includes: designing, engraving, weaving, knit, dyeing, printing, washing, creasing and more. Their SS19 collection will be unveiled at the London Textile Fair which will include new refined prints for babies and kids on cotton fabrics, as well as coloured designs on polyester and very cute high-end jacquards made in France.

Sftate et Combier - Booth N29

Industry-recognised ’chiffon expert’, Sfate & Combier is famous for its fabric grades in satin, organza and shimmering chiffon, to name just a few. They offer a bold and varied palette of colourways in these permanent grades with a service stock. Every year, Sfate et Combier creates about 2000 new fabric designs. Their novelty jacquard fabric Guigou is the ’Rolls Royce’ of Jersey fabrics, boasting unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the manufacture of tubular, run-resistant knit. They work with a full range of natural and synthetic materials, and also develop several materials in collaboration with leading luxury brands. Their core business area is haute couture, fashion and the high-end ready-to-wear clothing market

Sophie Halette - Booth N9

In its historic Calais and Caudry factories in northern France, Sophie Hallette weaves tulles and laces on hundred-year- old Bobinet and Leavers looms. Each creation, drawn from the House’s heritage or inspired by l’air du temps, illustrates the mastery, inventiveness and radiance of a company that has inspired couturiers, creators and costume designers from around the world since 1887.

- Sprintex - Booth L1

Sprintex specialises in prints (rotary and inkjet prints) and combined woven and knitted jacquard offering new designs each week. The deal with fashion fabrics for ladieswear, kids and menswear.

Trouillet -  Booth N11
Trouillet are a well established French company who create fabric collections produced in Europe for ladieswear and childrenswear.
1 line is dedicated to children with a range of fabrics for everything from sportswear to more stylish occasions.
3  lines are dedicated womenswear, always inspired by trends.
They also develop prints on many different base fabrics and compositions as well as yarn dyed stripes, checks, jacquards, etc.

Trouillet continually update their collections throughout the year.

Ulysse Pila - Booth F14

At this year’s London Textile Fair, Ulysse Pila will present a large collection of fancy jacquards and novelty weaves for mid and top-of-the range women and childrenswear. The brand offers ranges of smart, casual and citywear: refined multicolored stripes, elegant and preppy flowers, ethno-chic patterns as well as denim-look jacquards. Ulysee Pila will be unveiling a wide collection of archives and exclusive patterns.

Velcorex - Booth F10

Velcorex creates and produces innovative cotton fabrics and corduroy fabrics for garments. Their corduroy fabric and cotton fabric collections evolve with fashion trends, exported all over the world. They make velvet fabrics, stretch corduroy fabrics, denim and pigment-dyed fabrics.

All the exhibitors on the French Pavilion look forward to meeting you on at the London Textile Fair!

You can register for the London Textile Fair here and watch a video below on the last edition of the show.

For more information about any of the French exhibitors at the London Textile Fair, please contact:
Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, Business France UK
catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr

 

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