Thursday, June 11, 2009

Très Cheery French Fabric






I noticed in Martha Stewart Living, a little snippet about the French Company, Les Toiles du Soleil. The 150-year-old French company, was founded by Joseph Sans who first introduced power looms to the Catalan area. Soon the area became known for creating espadrilles using the colorful fabric created in his factory. In 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Quinta purchased the company and added a more contemporary, sophisticated look to the cheery fabrics.

In 2008, they opened their first retail store in NYC on West 19th St. offering their fabrics by the yard, as well as espadrilles, and home accessories made from the fabrics. I can't wait to check it out next time I'm in NYC!

(all photos from Les Toiles du Soleil)

5 comments:

blue moss said...

this fabric is sooo beautiful
...thanks for visiting...so glad to find your blog
michelle

jacqueline said...

LOOK at those gorgeous fabrics!! I am in love with this shop! Your soo lucky. :) Thank you for sharing this with us...i love love these photos! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

loves rugs :) said...

Gorgeous stripes! Thanks for inspiring! these colors are so cheerful.

Struggler said...

These fabrics are really gorgeous - I feel a craft project coming on!
I think a few of them might also be offered by Paper Source, so if you have a store near you, you could perhaps check them out too.

pve design said...

I was in the city the other evening and admired a gal sporting those espadrilles. That store looks like a trip worth taking...