Toiles de Mayenne
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The company is one of the rare textile industries in France to combine so many textile lines of activity, from production to making ready-to-wear garments, including dyeing and finishing, etc. The first workshop was a spinning works, to which was added mechanical weaving machinery in 1829 and a dyeing/finishing workshop in 1901. Some of the company's equipment goes back over 100 years, notably the yarn dyeling vats.
It has kept archives since 1913 and possesses a collection of fabric samples including pieces dating back to the middle of the 19th century. After concentrating on clothing fabrics, the company began to design and sell decorative furnishing fabrics in 1949. The company built the harmoniously designed village of FontaineDaniel to accommodate its employees. The first shop bearing the "Toiles de Mayenne" sign was opened in 1968 in the Yvelines department.
The company is run today by representatives of the seventh generation. It is one of the rare textile industries in France to combine so many textile lines of activity, from production to making ready-to-wear garments, including dyeing and finishing, etc. The range of high-quality products contains around 3,000 listed articles. The products are sold through 96 points of sale around the world.
The buildings of a Cistercian Abbey (1204) which house part of its activities are listed as a national historic monument and are open for tourist visits.