International Silk Union Organized a Delegation to Visit Textile Silk Industry in France and Germany

Time:2023-12-08 Source:ISU Secretariat

From November 14, 2023 to November 17, 2023, during the 2023 International Silk Union (ISU) Members Assembly, more than 20 representatives from member units of ISU visited and investigated the textile silk industry in France and Germany.


In France, the delegation went Staubli Lyon to visit the demonstration hall of jacquard weaving control system, production line of jacquard faucets and related accessory equipment, digital accessory storage warehouse, etc. They went to the ESMODE Fashion Design in Lyon to gain a deeper understanding of the development of French fashion design and cooperation between industry and academia. They went to Les Tissages Perrin to visit the cutting-edge textile and silk weaving technology and fabric varieties in France. They also went to Palais de la Bourse to visit the annual "Silk in Lyon", gaining a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the history, production processes, and fashion design of French silk.


In Germany, the delegation went to the Lindauer DORNIER GmbH, visited the assembly production line for air jet weaving machine and gripper weaving machine, the digital production workshop for weaving machine related accessories, and the weaving machine R&D technology testing center. They gained a deeper understanding of the manufacturing methods and assembly processes of gripper weaving machine and air jet weaving machine, as well as the digital production methods for related accessories, and the matching mode and characteristic performance advantages of the latest generation of gripper weaving machine and air jet weaving machine with different jacquard faucets.


Staubli Lyon

Staubli was originally a family workshop established in Hogan, Switzerland in 1892, and the first manufacturing factory was established in France in 1909. Later, it gradually expanded to other European countries, American countries, Japan, China, and South Korea. Up to now, Staubli has become a global industrial and mechatronic solution provider, headquartered in Fafikon, Switzerland, with approximately 6000 employees worldwide. Staubli currently has 15 industrial production bases and sales and customer service branches in 28 countries and regions, with agents distributed in 50 countries and regions. In 1997, Staubli Group established its first industrial manufacturing base outside of Europe in Hangzhou. According to the official website, Staubli Group's annual revenue is approximately 1.6 billion Swiss francs (approximately 13.1 billion RMB), and its sales performance in China exceeded 3 billion in 2021. Staubli Lyon is mainly responsible for design and R&D, production and assembly, equipment inspection and testing of jacquard faucets and related accessories.


ESMOD Fashion Design

ESMOD Fashion Design is present in 5 cities in France, namely Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Rennes and Roubaix. The school offers 2 state-recognized diplomas, level 6 and 7 from the RNCP, as well as intensive training and short term courses with the goal of preparing students for a career in the fashion industry. ESMOD was founded in 1841, is made up of its Fashion Design schools, its Fashion Business schools, its publishing service integrated, ESMOD Pro, its professional and tailor-made training organization and its international network of schools around the world: Beijing, Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, Kuala-Lumpur, Kyoto, Istanbul, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul, Tunis and Sousse.


Les Tissages Perrin

Les Tissages Perrin was founded in 1929, mainly focusing on weaving and serving luxury and high-end customers. It is a subsidiary of Perrin & Fils, a joint venture between the Perrin family and Hermes Group, with Hermes Group holding 40% of the shares. Les Tissages Perrin factory covers an area of 8100 square meters, has approximately 60 looms, 100 workers, and 1/4 of them are responsible for quality control. The annual output of high-end fabrics is about 2 million meters, and the annual sales revenue is about 30-35 million euros. Using electronically controlled computerized looms, the company produces a wealth of quality, highly original designs in different hands, textures and colors. Collections include solids, prints, and one and two way stretch fabrics. And silk is transformed into chiffons, satins, gauzes, crepes, taffetas, georgettes, twills and more. It is a supplier of luxury brands such as Hermès and Chanel.


Silk in Lyon

Silk in Lyon is an annual silk festival held by UNITEX, the vice chairman unit of ISU. Its predecessor is the French Silk Festival. Since 2005, it has successfully held 20 sessions and is one of the annual festivals that must be attended by French citizens. The Silk in Lyon gathers the French driving and active forces of silk: industrialist, creators, craftmen, cultural and patrimonial actors. Exhibitors are the suppliers of the most prestigious brand names in haute-couture and high-end fashion world. Silk in Lyon shows the French savoir-faire and the Made in Lyon, France, in silk fabrics for clothing and home decorating, as well as silk accessories and fashion products. 


Lindauer DORNIER GmbH

Dornier, a world-renowned aircraft manufacturer, began building textile machines after World War II. 1950's Lindauer DORNIER GmbH was founded at its current headquarters in Lindau-Rickenbach by Peter Dornier, son of the well-known aviation pioneer Claude Dornier. The first fruits of the search for a new field of activity there were shuttle weaving machines. But soon afterwards, Lindauer DORNIER GmbH also began making specialty machines, including dryers for the cardboard, paper and construction panel industry. In the mid-1960s, film stretching lines for the packaging and plastic film industry and textile finishing machines for tubular knit goods were added to the product portfolio.The 1967 developed gripper weaving machine and the 1989 introduced air jet weaving machine made the company rise to become the only German, internationally renowned weaving machine manufacturer. The latest generation of weaving machines developed by Dornier holds a unique share in the global market with its advantages of high quality, durability, reliability, flexibility, efficiency, and personalized mass production. Especially, the weaving machine has eliminated the hard connection with the jacquard faucet, and even integrated the weaving machine with the jacquard faucet, greatly saving assembly space and improving the weaving performance of the fabric.