🖤 ONE OF A KIND 🖤
THE TOURNESOL PANTS
💚 100% Handmade in Paris by Flore
☁️ Upcycled antique linen trousseau bedsheet Circa 1930
🌼 Unique authentic embroideries made by hand
Hello I am Tournesol 👋
am more than pants, I am Poetry-to-wear ! Here are the details of my unique story.
|Previous Owner :||Unknown|
|Year of Fabrication :||Circa 1930|
|Origin :||Upcycling Center, France|
We saved, restored and mended this highly sustainable, sensitive and solid antique bedsheet. Intented to be thown away, it has still 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.
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.
All our lovely buttons are 100% Made in France, in a small company based in North of France, founded in 1874. They are labellised « Oeko-Tex » & « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant », and are one of the last button makers in France.
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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