Basque designers and weavers of Basque linen for four generations, the Lartigue family has been perpetuating the art of weaving with creativity and passion from its Bidos and Ascain workshops. Les Tissages Lartigue wanted to highlight their know-how by creating their own brand of traditional Basque linen. This is how Lartigue 1910 was born in Ascain. They love the sturdy feel of cotton toile from the Pays Basque, with its tasteful stripes and beachy brightness. From Biarritz to St. Jean de Luz, stores sell espadrilles, table linens and curtain panels made from the local fabric, but I like to buy the raw stuff from the bolt and figure out what to do with it at home.
Since 1999, Artiga in St Jean de Luz is reinvented every season while maintaining a local know-how Made in France. The adventure began when Quiteria Delfour bought a sewing company located in Magescq in the Landes. The new director then makes a bold choice. At a time when everyone relocates, she chose to keep the entire production chain in Magescq.
The manufacture of finished products is then Magescq, while the canvases, their raw material, are woven in France and especially in the South West. Since its inception, Artiga messes up the codes of the Basque canvas without losing the identity of this cotton fabric known for its robustness and frame. Classic stripes representing the seven Basque provinces are colored and start dancing.
Lemaitre Demeestere is one of the oldest textile companies in France. Since 1835, they design high-end fabrics with flax fibers. The factory is located in Halluin in the North of France and production is entirely French. The 30 employees of the company maintain this expertise and perfect quality on their collections.
They use flax cultivate in Normandy and northern France in order to have a local manufacture. This philosophy helps to maintain their manufacturing experience and provide excellent fabrics made under a 100% French production.