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Centuries after its creation, the Nîmes canvas comes home


Eight years ago, the young French brand Ateliers de Nîmes took on the challenge of relaunching the production of the legendary fabric that was the origin of jeans. Successful bet!

For several weeks now, the loom has been rotating every day, swallowing indigo to spit out the famous canvas in which the jeans of Ateliers de Nîmes will be made.

The first woven in the city of Gard for several centuries!

This September day, Guillaume Sagot and Anthony Dubois, the founders (missing the third thief, who joined them in 2018, Clément Payen, artistic director at the city), receive in one of the oldest areas of activity of the prefecture , enclosed between the dwellings.

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Under the still crushing sun at the start of the school year, two dogs are playing hide and seek between the parked cars.

Since 2018, the small company has taken up residence in a modest warehouse with a high ceiling, overlooked by a mezzanine.

In the main room, three imposing machines, two are out of action, the last snorts vigorously.

“I shed a little tear when we weaved the first few meters,” says Anthony.

I've been dreaming about it since I was

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Source: lefigaro

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