- Weaving/knitting country: India
- Country of dyeing and printing: India
Country of manufacture: India
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?
Specific know-how, cotton voile – India is the world’s second cotton producer behind China and the world’s leading producer of organic cotton, the type predominantly used by Zadig&Voltaire. Traditionally, the fineness of the products woven in India makes its cotton voile much more delicate, likewise for its embroidery, examples of traditional know-how. With our long-term partner we have chosen to create a composition of 73% cotton and 27% viscose, to ensure the resistance of the voile without losing the delicacy of the material, thus obtaining embroidered blouses and dresses with an incomparable finish.
Its speciality, leather - 13% of the world’s leather production comes from India, which is also home to 20% of the world’s cattle farming. It is there that Zadig&Voltaire gets its supplies of leather, from local suppliers of hides, sourced exclusively from the food industry, and only from tanneries which are LWG (Leather Working Group) certified for their environmental performance. Indian tanneries have traditional know-how. It is with our local factory, a long-term partner, that we designed crinkled leather, a unique leather developed by Zadig&Voltaire. It is an extremely soft leather, which has undergone no polluting treatment, and which is crinkled by hand over several days before being cut and assembled.