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The Brun de Vian-Tiran's Factory

EIGHT GENERATIONS OF BLANKET MAKERS
IN L'ISLE SUR SORGUE

In 1808, Charles Tiran and his son-in-law Pierre-Laurent Vian set up a wool mill to work fabrics on the banks of the Sorgue river. The wool industry was already important in the region, which had been a Papal territory until 1791: sheep raising, thistle and madder growing, and quarrying of fuller's earth had been carried out there for centuries, and the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the largest spring in Europe, supplied the water and powered the machines needed by the industry. Eight generations later, the direct descendants of Vian and Tiran are carrying on the wool master's trade in the Brun de Vian-Tiran factory.

 

SEEKING OUT
THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL FIBRES

Merino wool from France, Australia and South America, Asian Camel, Peruvian Alpaca, Bolivian Llama, Yak and Cashmere from Iran, China and Mongolia... Our search for the finest fibres is a family tradition. As early as the Middle Ages, the Beaucaire fair brought exotic fibres to our region. In the XIXth Century, we found wools from the Levant and from Africa there. In 1962, Louis Brun created the first Mohair blanket, using Turkish goat hair. Then in 1997 Brun de Vian-Tiran rediscovered the finest-textured wool in Europe, the ancient Mérinos d'Arles Antique®. In 2005 the Louis Brun Collection was created, dedicated to rare fibres: Yangir, Cashgora, Kid Mohair, King Llama, Turkmen Camel...

 

AN INTEGRATED PRODUCTION

Using woollen fibres from the five continents, we carry out every one of the transformation processes: carding, spinning, weaving, milling, teaseling, and other finishings, and making up the final product, as well as the stitching of wool-filled quilts. Our philosophy is that only a true manufacturer can guarantee genuine product quality. This integration has won us the right to meet the demanding requirements of the "Textile de France" label.

 

BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN'S CODE OF ETHICS

RESPECT
The collection of fibres purchased by Brun de Vian-Tiran is carried out with respect for the animals and the animal populations involved.

AUTHENTICITY
The label "Textile de France" officially recognises and guarantees that the articles have been completely manufactured in France: spinning, weaving, finishing, and making up. In its Isle-sur-Sorgue mill, Brun de Vian-Tiran carries out all of the transformation operations on wool and fines hairs.

ENVIRONMENT
The manufacturing of Brun de Vian-Tiran products is undertaken with full respect for nature, in particuliar for the Sorgue river which has supplied pure water and the necessary energy for its fabric finishing since 1808.

HEALTH
Scientific studies over more than thirty years have proved that natural wool fibres possess a number of comfort qualities: temperature and humidity regulation, wear, softness, and volume never equalled by a synthetic fibre. No wool fibre allergy has ever been recorded and it has been demonstrated that wool does not favour the development of allergens. Brun de Vian-Tiran uses only natural fibres.

 

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