- Weaving/knitting country: Madagascar
- Country of dyeing and printing: Mauritius
Country of manufacture: Madagascar
Designed in Paris
Zadig&Voltaire was founded in 1997 in Paris, and since that moment all the brand’s collections have been designed in our offices in the heart of the French capital. No sketch or silhouette, not even a print, has been designed or drawn anywhere but in Zadig&Voltaire’s nerve centre.
Stylists, designers and the heads of our workshops work hand in hand, led by our Artistic Director Cecilia Bönström, to create the pieces which have made, are making and will go on to make the brand’s success.
In order to offer you the best possible pieces, we have sought out the skills we need wherever they are located, to ensure we can have confidence, whatever the design or level of technical difficulty, and always while promoting production that is as sustainable as possible.
Why this choice of manufacturing country?
Knits – Our partners in Madagascar and Mauritius have been chosen for their traditional know-how of embroidery created by hand: plain embroidery, beaded embroidery and crochet. Zadig&Voltaire has made use of these techniques since our beginnings, adapting them to our vision of knits. Thanks to producers’ dexterity and know-how, we can entrust to them designs containing great detail. On these two islands, we have also developed our GCS-certified virgin cashmere knits and our RWS-certified merino knits. When it comes to merino wools and virgin cashmere, Zadig&Voltaire works almost exclusively with partners who are RWS certified and Good Cashmere Standard certified respectively. For several seasons, we have also made the “summer knit” in Madagascar and the “pointelle knit” in Mauritius.