17 mars 2013

The first winners of Textile Innovation Award

Théophile Legrand and Textile Innovation Théophile Legrand (1799 - 1877) was a visionary leader of the textile industry of the nineteenth century who dedicated his life to shaping Fourmies. Historians from the north of France consider Théophile Legrand as the “Father of the wool industry,” as well as and the “Father of the city of Fourmies.” It was under his leadership that Fourmies would become a global center known for its combed wool in 1869. In 1910, following in his footsteps, his children and the regional industrialists were... [Lire la suite]
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