Textiles of the world


With smart fabrics, we can now treat her style and body.

3D fabrics, lightweight but still more insulation, heat regulating, water repellent or anti-U.V.., Often make their first steps on extreme sports champions, great boosters of textile innovations.

High fashion also knows overcome the traditions and revealed an acceleration factor in performance. The combination of craftsmanship and creativity, as this polymer lace designed by the creator of textile Geneviève Levivier associated with the chemist Pierre-Yves Herze. Together they have developed for the biggest fashion houses, textile that allows cuts, reliefs and days like a typical lace, except that it is a flexibility, elasticity and incomparable sweetness.


Homecoming, The big trend of the time remains the resurgence of natural fibres, heralding the movement towards the textile bio-economy in Canada. Thus we rediscover the beauty and the intrinsic qualities of linen, which began to grow in Québec but was ubiquitous at home at the time of New France. Hemp, whose cultivation requires fungicides or insecticides, and herbicides, is a fibre to the infinite advantages, with good mechanical performance, enormous resistance to UV and mold, a considerable breathability and superior water absorption.

It also has great hopes on milkweed, which is found in the wild throughout Quebec. This totally ecological, even softer than silk, hides an endless potential with its unique features ranging from thermal and acoustic insulation to the absorption of black gold during the oil disaster.


If there is a country that strives to preserve and enhance its textile know-how, it really India. India meets in its land of many ethnic groups who continue to perpetuate their textile traditions: from the artisan silk weaving and cotton ikat work to the embroidery and the use of natural dyes. The most famous techniques include Aari Embroidery, Block Printing and Tie and Dye. The monarchy has also preserved its traditions in ceremonial, be it for the realization of Khon dances costumes in silk brocade or lavish ornaments of the royal court, embroidered with gold thread.

Burkina Faso:

C’est un petit pays enclavé, au cœur de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, entre le Bénin et le Mali, entre la Côte d’Ivoire et le Niger. Cette position géographique centrale peut sans doute expliquer pourquoi on peut y trouver une multitude de traditions textiles, propres à cette région du monde: l’art du Bogolan qui vient originellement du Mali, la teinture traditionnelle aux couleurs vives et aux délavages savants, le bazin enduit et brillant, l’indigo si répandu au Bénin. Le Burkina est aussi le pays du coton. La culture de cet « or blanc » fait vivre un cinquième de la population du pays et a donc encouragé le développement d’une culture du tissage et d’une cotonnade typiquement burkinabè.