THE VIOLETTE BLOUSE
Bonjour ! I am the Violette blouse 🌷
I am 100% Made in France with upcycled, repurposed and organic materials.
Here is my story ...
ITEMS WITH EXTRA SOUL
We believe that monograms and precious handmade artworks are forever. More than clothing, Maison Flore crafts soulfoul and poetic items. Made to last and be passed on to the next generation as antique trousseau were passed on from mother to daughter, they are a true witness of History and savoir-faire, with a unique story behind each piece of fabric, that we can't wait to share with you. Carry the story beyond and make it your own !
The Violette Blouse is inspired by Flore's grand-mothers, who were trousseau embroiderers in Marseille until 1950. They embroidered bedsheets for all the Vauban neighbourhood and were very famous for their precious work. It inspired Flore to repurpose these wonderful hand-embroidered sheets and linen to create lovely blouses.
BORN IN PARIS
The Violette Blouse is born in Paris, rue Charlot in Maison Flore workshop-boutique. Flore designs each item and her creative process includes materials sourcing, pattern-making on mannequin or paper and cutting out materials in house. For this blouse, Flore created a special pattern that can fit many sizes at the same time to avoid any waste of fabric.
REBIRTH & RELIVE
Inspired by her grand-mothers' work, Flore chose to give a new life to abandoned treasures. She sources local refined vintage trims and textiles as monogramed sheets or linen, laces and collars, all made of amazing sustainable materials from 1900's to 1960's. They are 100% made of cotton, linen or metis, a cotton/linen blend. These precious materials, soft and solid at the same time, are repurposed or reworked with new embroideries or mixed with high quality fabrics. All fabric scraps are kept to create pouches, that can be used as bulk bags, but also new materials we plan to developp soon.
HAND MADE EMBROIDERIES
This lovely blouse has been created from a french antique linen bedsheet Circa 1920, dyed in black color with a natural process. It is coming from an antique seller, Elise, based in Nice, France who loves to give a new life to these antique & precious linen. Quality is beyond fabulous, and handmade embroideries are pure poetry !
ONE OF A KIND
More than a blouse, a Treasure ! Violette is part our Treasure line, since it is totally unique as the antique bedsheet it is made from. The beauty of upycling. It is numbered by hand-embroidery made by Flore.
GOTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON THREAD
We use 100% Gots certified organic cotton sewing thread. The fibre comes from Egypt and then is spun and dyed in Soest, The Netherlands. This thread company was founded in 1970 and remains family owned ! They manufacture all of their threads in Europe and care about the safety of their employees and the environment.
Our green couture is 100% Made in France ! Flore herself sews every item for you in our parisian workshop-boutique, out of the actual non-sense fashion rythms. For ponctual wider orders, she also partners with independant seamstresses and small manufacturing workshops, all based in France and who she asks to personnally sign an authenticity certificate. Only a few pieces will be available in our boutique and selected stores to let our clients discover in real life our savoir-faire.
This Violette blouse has been 100% manufactured in Paris, rue Charlot, by Flore herself. Every step of sewing has been made in our workshop boutique. Yes, it's french couture baby !
MADE TO LAST
This Violette blouse is made with passion and meant to last. As were antique trousseau, it is destined to be cherished and one day passed on to the next generation. We hope you will carry its story beyond and make it your own !
🌷 ABOUT US
Maison Flore Paris is an independant french clothing label by Flore Mouren.
A refreshed trousseau hand made-to-order in France in limited editions based on upcycled linen and sustainable natural quality fabrics.
Collectionless | Timeless | Seasonless