We always start the year with good resolutions. So, if for 2018 you’ve decided to help the planet, here’s a spot that you don’t want to miss. We call it La Textilerie and here we’re ecofriendly or not.
More precisely, in this brand-new living place in Paris, we wonder about the way we consume, and we find a solution to it to limit our carbon footprint on the environment. Both a store, a thrift store, a workshop and even a café, La Textilerie raises awareness so that you can know how sweet a more ethical and ecofriendly fashion is.
For example, there’s a Recyclerie (a recycling area) where you can give away your old clothes, even if they’re damaged! The only thing is that they have to be clean and dry (yes, it’s very important!). according to their state, they will be sold again at a very very low price or reused during workshops or by designers, or completely recycled. Anyway, there’s no room for waste.
You can also buy second-hand clothes or discover ecofriendly and ethical designers such as La Tête dans les Nuages and their ultra-design ottomans, or Mode Estime which pieces are made by the employees of the eponymous rehabilitation workshop from scratch.
But rumor has it that we are our best advocates. So, if you want, you can enjoy the Mercerie [notions store] area to buy fabric by the meter but careful, not any kind of fabric! Denim, poplin and even gabardine, here, everything is organic and GOTS certified, cultivated in India or in Turkey and then weaved and ennobled in Turkey or in Europe. And this, up to thread bobbins.
Ha! But if you’re not really into DIY and that’s frustrating and if you want to start it, it’s perfect since here, you can enjoy a seam and DIY workshop to learn about it. And it’s good since these classes are for any level.
Finally, if in the middle of these activities, you feel like you need a break, you can obviously enjoy the Café de la Textilerie that features a reading nook and you can lounge in the ultra-comfortable armchairs!
22 Rue du Château Landon
75010 Paris 10
Métro Louis Blanc (ligne 7)