The Rhone-Alpes region was and still is a textile land, famous thanks to Lyon, capital of silk weaving.
Although silk is still worked on by some big companies, some industries have turned to high-tech fabrics such as aerospace, automobile and many other sectors.
That is why the Dresseur de Tables brand is committed to defending a know-how we have always had but which is in danger of disappearing.
LOCATION OF PRODUCTION / STRENGTHENING OF LOCAL EMPLOYMENT
Why build on the other side of the world when we have the technical and human resources locally?
This question is one of the first we asked ourselves. Construction abroad has many disadvantages. Work is certainly cheap, but quality control and the environmental impact associated with transport are not insignificant.
Dresseur de Tables therefore chose to weave, refine, and manufacture its range of linen entirely in France and even exclusively in Rhône-Alpes, with a competent workforce in an area plenty of know-how. This production makes it possible to create jobs in France, locally, control quality throughout the production chain with nearby partners and maintain jobs at Alina Textiles.
Promoting French manufacturing is one thing, and another is encouraging the employment of people who have difficulty finding work. That’s why Dresseur de Tables is committed to partnering with hearing-impaired people, the Lentilly clothing lab or the Point par Point social reintegration lab in Valence.
The environment is now very much threatened by human activity, and we are sensitive to this. That is why we ensure that our products, in their manufacturing process, have the lowest possible ecological footprint.
Take for example one of our kitchen towels. Its adventure begins in Romans-sur-Isère: the yarn to be used is twisted and then woven in our workshops. To get all its appearance and features, it is sent for refinement to Chessy-les-Mines, 136 km from Romans. Once the fabric has finished processing, it returns to Valence, again 136 km. At this stage the kitchen towel is two threads away from its final form. The designer will cut the kitchen towels from the pieces of fabric, make beautiful finishes, and sew the labels and loops (fabric ribbons for hanging the towel), coming from Saint-Etienne, 127 km away.
And this is how a Dresseur de Tables kitchen towel is made with a very small ecological footprint and a journey of only 400 km compared to thousands for a towel made In Asia!
To further enhance our environmental approach, the refinement at Chessy-les-Mines is Oeko-Tex certified, which guarantees 100% eco-friendly production.
This production / manufacturing method applies to our entire range of table linen.
Finally, there is always room for improvement, and we know it! Dresseur de Tables aims to promote its industrial ethics and environmental approach as much as possible. Organic cotton, flax, new local partners… So many development plans that will allow our brand to further reduce its ecological footprint!