weaving history: inside charvet linen

This is an abridged version of the article that appeared in the May/June issue of My French Country Home Magazine, to accompany our Artisans of France offer with Charvet Editions. Learn more about subscribing to the magazine here! The cushion covers in the August box were also created by Charvet Editions.

Authentic, robust and timeless linen is at the heart of Charvet Editions-linen experts that have supplied industry professionals for over a century.

Founded in 1866, Charvet is one of France’s oldest textile companies. The factory is basedin Armentières, northern France, a town referred to as cité de la toile (the city of canvas) since the Middle Ages because of its reputation for producing the country’s best linen. Utilizing the raw linen that was so abundant in northern France, particularly Flanders on the Belgium border, Charvet began to diversify its product through weaving. Combining experience and innovation, today, Charvet weaves the same traditional fibers but using modern machines.

Times have changed but Charvet continues to be 100% Made in France: a label at the heart of the brand’s ethos. The collections are manufactured exclusively in Charvet workshops, allowing a consistently high level of quality and a creative flexibility over new colors, styles and designs. Today, it is possible to personalize products by adding a name or even creating a bespoke color.

Charvet customarily supplies industrial markets such as hotels or restaurants. Maintaining its heritage as a professional accessory, it has chosen not sell products online.

Photos provided by Charvet Editions