The Mazan Provençal print
October 8th, 2021
The Mazan 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 "Mazan" pattern is a mix between paisley and a stylized pine cone and 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.
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 before being washed and finished.