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Yves Delorme Dubai Mall – Ernestine Fremaux and her husband founded a linen weaving mill near Lille, in the heart of the French textile industry. Sixty years after the invention of the mechanical loom, it was the dawn of the industrialization of textile manufacturing. A fire destroyed all of the buildings in 1867, but with the help of her nephew, Paul Fremaux, who had joined the company, Mme Fremaux re-built the mills. The business developed during the next few decades and a second company was founded for cotton weaving.
The Fremaux factories, equipped with recycled machines, as well as a few new ones, turned 16 hours per day, and with two teams of employees. During this era, the principle production of the company was the manufacturing of cotton and linen threads, fabrics for sheets, jacquards and fabrics for the clothing industry. In the mid 1930s, the factories attained full capacity in terms of production.
World War II had catastrophic effects upon the textile industry in the North of France. The majority of villages and towns were occupied and the factories were emptied of their machinery; but Paul Fremaux managed to evacuate a portion of the materials to a nearby town, where he founded a new company for weaving jacquards and fabrics for mattresses. The reconstruction during the post-war period provided the occasion to modernize the equipment. At this time, René Fremaux, Paul’s son, joined his father at the head of the company.
In the early 80s, Dominique Fremaux, the son of Francis, became President of the Group. He decided to focus on the home linens market. At this time, he met Mr Yves Delorme, a talented stylist for home decor, notably in the domain of bath linens. They decided to combine forces and bath linens are added to the line of Fremaux products, with the acquisition of the Delorme company in 1989.
The first Yves Delorme stores were opened simultaneously in France and in the United States. As of 1995, there were 45 Yves Delorme stores, whereas today there are 450 !
Yves Delorme enters into the Comité Colbert.
And this family story is not over because the sixth generation has arrived : Amaury and Alban at the head of the company, next to their father, in France and in China, to perpetuate the spirit and savoir-faire of the company.
In 2015 Yves Delorme celebrates a family passion for textiles that has endured for 170 years. We would like to share with you our journey across Europe called La Route du Linge .
About Dubai Mall
Welcoming more than 80 million visitors in 2014 alone, The Dubai Mall truly has its finger on the pulse of The Centre of Now. From its location in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination boasts a total internal floor area of 5.9 million sq ft. With 3.77 million sq ft of gross leasable space, more than 1,200 retail outlets (including two anchor department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale’s) and 200+ food and beverage outlets, The Dubai Mall offers an unparalleled retail mix combined with world-class dining, entertainment and leisure attractions.