Tissage Gander, Alsace – Perhaps the last family-run weaving company in Alsace, France making kelsch fabric, the traditional fabric of the region still woven in the same way that it has been being produced for hundreds of years. Has a website for more info but no online shop http://www.tissage-gander.fr. Has factory shop around the corner from the weaving mill and the family running the business are extremely friendly and helpful and can speak a bit of English. You can read my review about them here.
Trigema, Germany – German made sportswear manufacturer that’s won numerous awards including ‘Best Entrepreneurial Brand 2013’. Constant innovation have been the key to the company’s stamina for nearly 100 years and they now offer ‘Cradle to Cradle’ products that are 100 per cent made in Germany.
On their online shop (http://www.trigema.de) click on ‘Women’s’, then ‘Fabrics and more’ and buy factory remnants of their fabrics and notions. Website in English and worldwide shipping available.
Giesswein, Austria – Austrian manufacturer of felted wool products. Most famous for their felted wool slippers.
You can buy felted wool by the metre and as remnants in the company factory shop at:
A-6230 Brixlegg, Austria
Tel: 43 (0) 5337 61350, firstname.lastname@example.org