Presentation on theme: "What’s so special about This tle Hill? After all we can get it made in……… TEXTILE DESIGNERS WORKING WITH AN AMERICAN WEAVING MILL TO PRODUCE CUSTOM FABRIC?"— Presentation transcript:
What’s so special about This tle Hill? After all we can get it made in……… TEXTILE DESIGNERS WORKING WITH AN AMERICAN WEAVING MILL TO PRODUCE CUSTOM FABRIC? NO WAY?
WHO WE ARE We make custom woven goods from idea to installation
WE WEAVE CUSTOM CARPET, FURNISHING FABRICS, DRAPERY, SUITING, TRIM…
WE BEGAN BY DOING A LOT OF HISTORIC REPRODUCTION
THEN WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE MOVIES
AND WITH DESIGNERS
ON ALL SORTS OF PROJECTS, FROM SUITING TO BED COVERS TO HANDBAGS
WHAT TURNS US ON? Meeting challenges Developing new fabrics Thinking projects thru from start to finish Being environmentally conscious Getting to work with creative people Doing things that we are told cant be done And making it work economically
GREG LAVOI’S IRENE COLLECTION
WHY WORK WITH US? (THE GOOD THINGS) We create hand samples with many options We do short runs (20 yards) We work closely with you to develop a product We advise you how to make an idea commercially viable We are weavers with great loom capacity
BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW (THE TOUGH THINGS): We are expensive It takes a long time You must be prepared to commit to 1-2 years of development before you have a product to work with
BECAUSE WOVEN IS THE LUXURY END OF THE SPECTRUM More luxurious than knitted Or felted Or printed even on silk… Because it has many more options It is more expensive so…… If you are spending the time and money to develop custom you are already in the expensive market……
AND IF YOU WANT TO BE HAUTE, YOU WANT WOVEN
HOW IT WORKS You have an idea We ask for your absolute best list of parameters We discuss fibers and yarns We order appropriate yarns or have them made We weave hand samples You choose some version We weave more hand samples Until we get it right and ready for a short run….
FIBER We work in natural fibers We work with Metallics We work with novelty yarns We are able to have special yarns developed Natural fibers can be changed greatly in the finishing process,
CUSTOM DYEING AND STOCK COLORS Stock colors are usually less expensive but not always We have access to custom dyeing on almost all of our yarns Organic dyeing is prohibitive
WEAVING CAPACITY Multishaft dobby designs Jacquard with limited density options Some four shuttle capability Some with two shuttle capability
OUR EQUIPMENT IS UNIQUE TODAY IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY Re purposed looms Using old technology that is more adaptable We are innovative “short order cooks” We make the looms do what they need to do We have good welders, and lots of parts!