Seeking out the world's most beautiful fibers
Brun de Vian-Tiran seeks out and purchases the noblest natural fibers from all over the world. Our never-ending quest for the most beautiful raw materials has made us adventurers! We set no limits on our fibers, which may be from the other end of the world or the product of local sheep flocks, or the result of a rediscovered species… They enable us to create whole ranges or just a few ultra-luxury blankets for a very limited edition, like the Collection Louis Brun created in 2005.
First of all, the wools - the term “wool” should only be used for sheep fleece fibers - where we find:
• Foreign virgin wool sourced all over the world: New Zealand, Australia, South America, South Africa, Scandinavia, England…
• Virgin wool from France: in particular, local wools from the Arles and Alps regions.
• Merino wools, the very finest, from Australia, South Africa and Argentina, but also France: Arles merino, Mérinos d’Arles Antique®… the latter is a trade mark applying to an especially fine Arles merino wool, produced by just a few sheep breeders and exclusively destined for Brun de Vian-Tiran.
Apart from our wools, Brun de Vian-Tiran has developed outstanding skill in transforming the most noble woolen-type fibers:
• Camel and Baby Camel
• Alpaca, Baby Alpaca and Baby Llama
• Cashmere, from Iran, Mongolia or China
• Asian Camel
Brun de Vian-Tiran seeks out the most beautiful raw materials in the world, and brings them home to surround you with well-being
AN ADVENTURE AND AN ETHICAL PROJECT: KHOMYN TAL'S BABY CAMEL
It was only by chance that the NGO TAKH contacted Pierre and Jean-Louis Brun in order to have their viewpoint on a bag of baby camel wool from Mongolian herders. No one suspected yet that this encounter would bring them to the limits of the Gobi desert. Immediately, Pierre and Jean-Louis, 7th and 8th generations of the factory, identified an exceptional finesse and offered a fair price for this rare wool ; and furthermore, they committed themselves to purchasing the future crops and to dedicate a collection to this region's camelhair. The quest for noble fibers joins noble causes: by remunerating the efforts of the herders to produce a better quality, Brun de Vian-Tiran contributes to their willingness to cooperate in wild species preservation and in fighting against desertification.
A BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN EXCLUSIVE, MERINOS D’ARLES ANTIQUE®
Mohair, Cashmere, Cashgora, Alpaca, Camel, Llama, Yak, Yangir… the factory has made exotic fibers from distant lands its own. The whole world is open to us. But one day, Brun de Vian-Tiran dreamed of traveling in time, back to earlier days in our home territory of Provence. And here, history delivered a secret about Provence’s sheep.
Brun de Vian-Tiran sought the descendants of some Spanish merino sheep which Louis XVI had imported in a project dating back to 1786, and which decades later had been cross-bred with French sheep.
After 7 years of research and analyses, and with the help of his wool merchant friend Claude Gutapfel, Pierre Brun identified the first local sheep breeder who had kept this merino breed’s genes intact.
Today, fifteen sheep breeders manage flocks whose wool is certified with the appellation “Mérinos d’Arles Antique®”, a fleece which is not just the finest - with a diameter of less than 20 microns - but the softest in Europe. Our collection, called “Camargue”, has given its true place to this noble wool, part of France’s cultural and historical inheritance, pure or associated with the most beautiful merinos from other regions of the world. What’s more, its outstanding fineness - equal to that of Iranian Cashmere - means that Arles Antique® merino wool has even greater warmth and comfort properties than other wool and woolen-type fibers. Its exceptional crimping give volume and softness which ensure the fabric items are both light and deliciously warm.
Indisputably the most beautiful wool in France, rediscovered and conserved by Brun de Vian-Tiran… to surround you with well-being.
TO SURROUND YOU WITH WELL BEING
A beautiful fabric whether it is a plaid, a scarf,
a shawl or a blanket is the "garment" that you
will wear most during your life.
Traditional or prestigious, sober or colorful,
elegant or bold, light or enveloping, for summer
or winter time, our fabrics adapt to your desires
and your needs for warmth, softness and comfort.