🖤 ONE OF A KIND 🖤
THE LILAS BLOUSE
💚 100% Handmade in Paris by Flore
☁️ Upcycled antique linen trousseau bedsheet Circa 1950
🌼 Unique authentic monogram & embroideries made by hand
Hello I am Lilas 👋
I am more than a blouse, I am a treasure ! Here are the details of my unique story.
|Previous Owner :||Unknown|
|Year of Fabrication :||Circa 1930|
|Origin :||Recycling center, France|
We saved, restored and mended this highly sustainable, sensitive and solid antique one-of-a-kind linen bedsheet originally intented to be thown away. It was just waiting for many years to live a new life. This treasure is a true tribute to the outstanding savoir-faire of Trousseaux embroiderers, women heritage and forgotten french craft(wo)manship.
Some of the antique bedsheets we upcycle are sometimes too damaged to be used in their natural color. We chose to bring them back to life through a natural dyeing process, 100% made in France with care and sustainability.
Our natural dyeing is GOTS certified and locally made by a french historical company founded more than 100 years ago, famous for its savoir-faire and truly passionnate about french craftmanship.
Each Maison Flore piece is 100% Made in France.
This treasure has been crafted from A to Z in Paris with care by Flore and her local seamstresses in our atelier-boutique located in the Marais district.
Yes, it's french couture baby !
Cherry on the cake, all our treasures are manufacted with 100% Gots certified organic cotton weing thread.
We chose to use a solid and biodegradable natural fibre to sew our pieces in order to make as sustainable and planet friendly as possible.
The fibre is fully traceable, coming from Egypt and then spun and dyed in The Netherlands by a company founded in 1970, still remaining family owned ! They manufacture all their threads in Europe and care about the safety of their employees and the environment.
Maison Flore is all about celebrating heritage, roots and Trousseau !
It all started with Marie, Flore's great grand-mother, who was a Trousseau embroiderer in Marseille. In 1901, at the age of 19, she launched her modest "Maison de Broderie" for the inhabitants of her district. She then passed on her know-how to her daughter Berthe, who did the same with her daughter Josiane.
From the old French word "trousser" which meant "to pack", the Trousseau was intended to accompany women in their new life as a young bride. Made up of sustainable and solid bedsheets, household, body linens and many other pieces, all these treasures were collected and hand-embroidered, by women and for women.
Fascinated by this precious family heritage her mother took care to pass on to her, Flore has long dreamed of bringing back to life these outstanding materials and launched Maison Flore to carry on her maternal story.
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