The viscose has numerous properties that give fabrics:
- Unrivalled comfort (the fibre’s considerable capacity for absorption makes for coolness in summer and softness in winter)
- Incomparable intensity in terms of colour (as the dye stuff penetrates right into the fibre core)
- Fluidity and an elegant drape
- Excellent resistance /easy care
We produce it in different weights, providing a wide variety of uses (shirts, dresses, jackets, trousers, etc.), in different weaves (crêpe, satin crêpe, toile, piqué, twill, etc..), and blends (linen, silk , polyamid, polyester….).
Jacquard fabrics are elaborated with complex interlacements between the warp threads and the weft threads on specific looms .
Designs are incorporated into the weave instead of being printed on the surface of the fabric.
The combination of different weaves , threads, processes are giving unlimited creative possibilities .
According to their composition Jacquards can be either very fluid and precious or compact and stretch for tailored garments.
Jacquards are generally more resistant , their aspect does not change despite daily tear and wear and most of them are reversible.
All our Jacquards are entirely woven , dyed and finished in France and special developments are possible.
Developing a collection of fabrics with a local industrial tool lead us to use locally grown fibers.
It seemed obvious that flax was the one to do the job.
France is the world’s top producer of linen in total tonnage and the Normandy coast has an ideal climate to cultivate this noble and highly ecological plant, that does need neither pesticides nor irrigation to grow.
Furthermore waste (roots , straw…) can be recycled by the paper, building insulation or car industry.
Linen is light, biodegradable, resistant, waterproof and has thermoregulation properties .
Philea relies on the expertise of Emanuel Lang , an Alsacian mill that is specialized in natural fibers weaving.
Linen is used pure or mixed with Tencel ( certified Lyocell), viscose ….. to make it more drapy , softer and very feminine.
Season after season , we design new articles , fancy stripes or mechanical finishes are revisiting linen in an elegant way.
Knitwear’s comfort and easy care properties make it highly popular.
Our range of:
- warp knits
- plain knits
- fancy knits
increases with each season to meet an ever-growing market demand.