Threads wound at Moulinages Barou and woven in Pelussin
SILK IS A FAMILY STORY
The silk used came from China through the port of Marseille, it was sent to Lyon to the silk manufacturers, then milled and woven outside of Lyon.
The finishing operations (scouring, dyeing, primer) took place in the nearby suburbs of Lyon. In the Pilat and Annonay region, muslin was woven, a transparent fabric with a very fine base thread (20 gr for 9 km of thread). The fluidity of the fabric being obtained by the twist given to the thread, of the order of 3000 times for 1 meter. The silk belonged to the silk manufacturer. The mills, weavers and dyers were service providers. They were also called formiers.
In the 1970s, we diversified and therefore bought our yarn to approach other customers. Since 1983, we have had two main sites, one headquartered in Vinzieux and the second in Lupé.
It is on this last site that the activity of scarves under the Lyre brand is developed.
Located on the southern flank of Mont-Pilat north of the Vivarais,
our company "Moulinage Barou" has a century of existence.
Founded by our grandfather in 1918, its activity was the
unwinding and twisting the silk thread for weaving for
the manufacture of muslin and crepe fabrics.