The Arpin spinning mill has been manufacturing noble and rare fabrics in the heart of the Alps since 1817, using traditional techniques and hundred-year-old machines which are listed as protected Heritage machinery. Arpin textiles were originally dedicated to making clothes for Alpine expeditions – our Drap de Bonneval fabric was used to make the tents for the future King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, as he crossed over the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard.
Since then, very little has changed. Our machines operate in much the same way, and our workers still weave as they used to.
Arpin tradition has been perpuated strong for two centuries, while keeping up with the latest innovations and technical developments.
Arpin has strived to maintain our traditional Alpine values: authenticity, quality and comfort.
200 years after the spinning mill was first opened, our ancestral heritage still shines through our three lines, brought together as part of a single capsule collection: fabrics, decoration and fashion.
Our “200 years” capsule collection combines the most iconic Arpin creations, the worthy heirs to two centuries of history and style.
We combine natural materials (wool, leather, cotton, etc.) and technical expertise (stretch fabric, Primaloft® wadding, etc.) in this exclusive collection.
Both authentic and contemporary, this collection shines a light on the passion that has driven Arpin’s weavers for 8 generations: life in the heart of the mountains.
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