🖤 LIMITED EDITION 🖤
THE LILAS BLOUSE
💚 100% Handmade in Paris by Flore
☁️ Upcycled vintage embroidered cotton trims Circa 1950
🌼 Upcycled surstock Gots certified organic cotton veil
Hello I am Mimosa 👋
I am more than a blouse, I am a treasure ! Here are the details of my unique story.
|Previous Owner :||Elisabeth|
|Year of Fabrication :||Circa 1950|
|Origin :||Bretagne, France|
We saved, restored and mended this highly sustainable, sensitive and solid vintage trims. Patiently waiting to live a new life, it has shown its high longevity since many years, we hope you will continue to pass it on to the next generations, just like antique trousseaux were passed on from mother to daughter.
To give a new life to these outstanding upcycled materials, we chose to mix them with high quality fabrics, like this Gots certified organic cotton, coming from one of the most sustainable german supplier we know.
The fibre comes from Turkey, and then is spun & weaved in Germany, in this company who exclusively produces Gots certified organic cotton, peace silk and weaved trims made with german vintage machines ; a perfect match between savoir-faire & sustainability.
Finally, we only use our supplier's surstock, we prefer not to produce any new fabric, no need to add more.
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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