More than 100 years of history
If the textile crisis of 1979 got the better of our weaving mill in Bayonne, we have been working since then with a weaving partner located in the Lyon region - another region with textile know-how, which scrupulously respects our kosher loads. An internal production team works closely with our various partners (dyer, warper and weaver) in this sense in order to offer a linen with the same characteristics as at the beginning of the 20th century.
On Jean-Baptiste's death in 1934, Félix Gouze, his son trained at the Roubaix Weaving School, took over the business. With him, "Les tissages du Pays Basque" sold to the four corners of the world (Madagascar, Equatorial Africa, Italy, Algeria...).
Woven to last 100 years
In 2002, the Tissage de Luz brand was created and Jérôme, great-grandson of Jean-Baptiste, continues the activity today by perpetuating the know-how of his ancestors and developing new products. In order to maintain the quality of the production, the fabrics are woven in the Lyon region, which also has a solid textile know-how by a partner contract weaver. From the selection of the raw materials to the making of the garments, the company supervises each stage of production in order to offer a linen made with the greatest respect for tradition. A guarantee that does not prevent fantasy, renewal and innovation.
"Our tablecloths are woven to last 100 years".
From the Mantis to the deckchair
The "Linen of the Basque Country" is said to have originated from the ox mantis, known in Basque as "saïal". Both in the fields and in the city on fair days, the animals would put on this large rectangular striped linen cloth that protected them from the sun and parasites.
For 5 generations, our family has been initiating the fashion of the Basque lunge, paying special attention to the design phase.