The Ampo Provençal print
April 28th, 2021
The Ampo Provençal print is developed by Les Olivades, a family-owned textile printing company located in the area of Avignon. The atelier, created in 1818, continues to perpetuate the traditional know-how of textile printing in the south of France. The rich history of the printing works, is marked by the acquisition of the company by the current president's grandfather in the post-World War II period.
The "Ampo" pattern, which means raspberry in Occitan regional language, was designed in the 1980s by Paule Boudin, the mother of the current director. This original creation is a classic of the house and is one of the twenty designs developed throughout its history. The fabric is made of Egyptian cotton batiste, a soft and light fabric perfectly adapted to shirts.
Les Olivades aims to control the quality of its productions by using the most suitable materials, tools and techniques. The raw fabric is transformed in many stages before being ready for use. The fabric is first flamed and bleached before being passed through a caustic solution. The design is then printed by a rotating cylinder and fixed to the fabric. After being washed and finished, the printed fabric is now ready for sale.