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Filature de Rougnat

Wool spinning and weaving
2 Moulin Neuf
23700 Rougnat
Nouvelle Aquitaine

Tel : +33 (0)5 55 67 06 04
Sale to private individuals and professionals
Filature Fonty was founded in Rougnat in 1880. It specialises in carded spinning, combed spinning and dyeing.

It has a rare expertise in spinning fine fibres and dye. Setting up and adjusting carding machine depending on the compositions to make fine, regular threads is a complex process, as is creating a range of thread colours (which means transforming something visual into a chemical recipe). The manufacturing steps for threads are as follows: working, which consists of preparing the wadding; washing; carding, which eliminates impurities and brings the fibres parallel to one another; stretching, which stretches them out and further aligns them; combing; refining the fibres by stretching them on the roving frame and twisting the thread to obtain a continuous strand feed on the frame; milling; dyeing the skeins; balling.


The majority of its business comes from sales within France. The company also exports to the following countries: Sweden, Norway, Benelux, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Denmark, Japan, Spain, Russia, Ukraine.