VISIT ONE OF THE LARGEST SILK WEAVING FACTORIES IN EUROPE !
An unforgettable experience during which you will attend demonstrations of weaving looms, you will talk to former workers, you will admire unique fabrics imagined for the biggest houses (Dior, Chanel...), you will immerse yourself in the operation of a factory which employed up to 1200 people.
Visits to the old weaving workshops, meeting with former workers, demonstrations, cultural and artistic events... Discover the different stages of creation of fabrics and fashion accessories, as well as the unique industrial heritage of the site!
UNE FACTORY-BOARDING SCHOOL MODEL
Founded in Lyon in 1810, the Bonnet company established a factory-boarding school in Jujurieux in 1835, described in its time as “the most complete establishment in the universe”. Recognized for its excellent know-how, the Lyon-based company is expanding from the south of France to Italy, Poland, Serbia and Abyssinia, as well as London, New York and Paris.
ESSENTIAL OF HIGH COUTURE
Linked to the most illustrious names in haute couture, such as the houseDior, Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent, Lanvinor Lacroix and Valentino,The collections of the Musée des Soieries Bonnet bear witness to a unique history, whether through its trades or its workers.An exceptional heritage, Soieries Bonnet has long been more than a factory, but a city within a city. Chapel, commissary, workers' towns, school... The site has welcomed more than 13,000 workers over a hundred years, and has even exported its paternalistic organization to theJapan.