In order for the fabric of your piece to have that qualitative aspect both to the touch as well as visually, there are a few steps to go through. One could compare the making of the fabric to a recipe, and for this recipe to have the desired effect, years of experience and know-how are needed. This is why our path led us to Germany and Austria. Each place has made each type of yarn its own specialty.
In order to show you the whole process in pictures, our video journey first took us to Austria to a beautiful village with the same name as its factory: Lenzing. Here, no apocalyptic industrial zone but a magnificent and transparent lake where the water is drinkable (the Attersee lake), and forests as far as the eye can see that are full of life. In short, a fauna and flora worthy of the best seaside resorts. For two days, we followed the transformation of wood into fibre, from the felling of the tree to the fibre bale.
It takes two different threads to create your unique piece, and for that we went to Germany. At Enka, Dr. Till Boldt and Mr. Yasutaro bring us into their production where they create a continuous filament with a unique know-how. The expertise and the machines used in this process are ancestral models, if the company were to disappear, the know-how would disappear with it (and we think that that would be a real shame).