23 mars 2013

240 ans de passion entre la région de Fourmies et la laine : de la famille Legrand au Tricot Solidaire...

« Fourmies de fil en aiguille »    Enracinée dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais depuis le XIIIe siècle, l’industrie textile a profondément marqué la mémoire collective de la région de Fourmies, essentiellement tournée vers une industrie de filatures et de tissages de laine. Implantées dans ce secteur grâce à des conditions naturelles favorables (les forêts et les étangs à Fourmies offrent des conditions hygrométriques adaptées au filage des fils extrêmement fins), les industries textiles produisent des filés fins, des... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2013

The 2013 rules and regulations of the Théophile Legrand Prize

Regulations of the 2013 Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation ARTICLE 1 – AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Following the establishment of the Institut de France’s Théophile Legrand Foundation in 2007 by Dominique and Christian Cambier, The Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation has annually awarded two prizes for original contributions to textile innovation since 2009. The prize rewards two researchers or students demonstrating an ability to invent the ‘textile of tomorrow’, the original creation of... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

ValJoly - Eppe-Sauvage (59 - France)

The resort ValJoly (59) hosts the 2013 Théophile Legrand Prize ceremony After being hosted by the Textile Museum in Fourmies (59) in 2009, then by ENSAIT of Roubaix (59) in 2010, Bol Vert Trélon (59) in 2011 took the reigns and the Royal Abbey of Chaalis (60 - Property of the Institut de France) followed in 2012. For the 2013 award presentation the Théophile Legrand Prize will head back to its native North region. Both awards will be presented at the Conference Centre of ValJoly, 20 kilometers from Fourmies and 3 kilometers from... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2013

The first winners of Textile Innovation Award

Théophile Legrand and Textile Innovation Théophile Legrand (1799 - 1877) was a visionary leader of the textile industry of the nineteenth century who dedicated his life to shaping Fourmies. Historians from the north of France consider Théophile Legrand as the “Father of the wool industry,” as well as and the “Father of the city of Fourmies.” It was under his leadership that Fourmies would become a global center known for its combed wool in 1869. In 1910, following in his footsteps, his children and the regional industrialists were... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2013

The 2013 selection committee is composed of experts and jury members

The jury and the committee of experts for 2013 The selection committee is composed of experts and jury members and chaired by:  - Mr. Christian Cambier, the founder of the Théophile Legrand Foundation - Institut de France, CEO and founder of Prigest in Paris.  - Mrs. Dominique Cambier, founding member of the Théophile Legrand Foundation - Institut de France  The jury members:  - Mr. Yves Dubief, President of the Union des Industries Textiles, CEO of SA Tenthorey in Eloyes  - Mr. Dominique Jacomet,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2013

Organizers and partners of the 2013 International Prize Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation

The 2013 organizers and partners Institut de France - Louis Genouillac23 quai Conti 75270 Paris Cedex 06 - France  Phone: + 33 (0) 1 44 41 44 20Email: fondations@institut-de-france.fr / Website: http://www.institut-de-france.fr  Agence SP&C – Services, Prestations et Communication/ Paul Schuler, 2013 Coordinator AwardBP 40035  59612 Fourmies Cedex - France  Phone: + 33 (0) 6 62 85 60 11 or + 33 (0)3 27 60 73 96Email: pschuler@netcourrier.com / Website: www.services-prestacom.fr  Union des... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2013

“Too hot, me? Never!” textiles with ‘self-refreshing’ capabilities created by Gauthier Bedek

From the 2010 Théophile Legrand Prize to Damart marketing in 2013 The first smart bioactive textile also referred to as the "auto-refreshing" textile by Gauthier Bedek, winner of the 2010 International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Prize, will be released soon this year (May 10, 2013) under the name "Océalis" Damart. For the Théophile Legrand Foundation - Institut de France it is with great pride to honor this revolutionary invention in the world of textile. The 30 years old  professor-researcher at Ecole des Hautes... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2013

Théophile Legrand: "Father of the People"

Milestones in the Théophile Legrand Saga - March 8, 1799: Birth of Louis Théophile Legrand in Fourmies. He is the descendant of a local lace and cotton manufacturing company that has been in business since the eighteenth century. - 1806, 1807 and 1808: Théophile Legrand suffers the death of the mother, then younger brother and finally his younger sister  - 1810: Théophile Legrand’s father, Louis-Joseph Legrand, constructs a special-spinning cotton mill.  - November 11, 1819: Théophile Legrand marries Helen Josephine... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2013

The Beginnings of the Textile Industry: From Lace Thread in 1774 to Théophile Legrand

« Fourmies : yarnneedle »   Established in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais since the thirteenth century, the textile industry has forever marked the collective memory of the region of Fourmies, mainly oriented towards an industry of spinning and wool weaving. The region proved optimal for such textile development due to the favorable natural conditions (forests and ponds that offer moisture suitable for spinning extremely fine threads), the textile factories produce fine fabrics for apparel, and additionally specializing in... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2013

Back to the 2012 Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation

The inventor of decontaminating textile receives the 2012 Textile Innovation Award!   On Sunday, October 7 at the Abbaye Royale de Chaalis (Oise), the first Prize worth € 10,000 was awarded by Philippe taquet, President of the Academy of Sciences since January 2013, to the French inventor Pierre-Alexandre Bourgeois for a decontaminating textile. The second prize of € 8,000 was awarded by Bernard Esambert, Vice President of Lagardère Group, former President of the Pasteur Institute and advisor to President Georges Pompidou from... [Lire la suite]
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