At Ojie, nothing is left to chance. The patterns of our squares are all drawn and rolled by hand, the printing and the box are Made in France. Ojie supports French know-how and craftsmanship. From the creation of the pattern, through the printing, to the rolled up, everything is done with respect for traditions.
This unique weave that makes silk so beautiful
From the princess XiÂ Ling Shi down to our Lyon silks, the history of silk has traveled the world and time before being this noble material prized by the greatest houses of French haute couture. Initially, silk was reserved exclusively for the Chinese imperial family, but very quickly France seized this noble material thanks, it is said, to Louis XI who would have decided to build the first silk production in France in Lyon. . Before being silk, the precious thread produced by worms, says Bombyx, undergoes a whole process in order to be prepared for its future use. First of all, the threads are twisted, that is to say twisted several times between them in order to obtain a supple silk. The silk is then scoured, before being dyed, then woven on a loom that interweaves warp and weft threads, which gives these oblique grooves characteristic of silk twill. These type of weaving allows a unique and unique color vibrancy specific to silk twill.
"And it is only when the cocoon becomes thread and the thread becomes silk that the dance can begin. Animated by this unique weaving, the patterns waltz to the rhythm of the silk. A soft music that makes our pupils and our hearts vibrate. . "
Finally, the square is cut by hand by an experienced seamstress who makes the hand rolled French style. The seamstress rolls the edge of the square with her fingertips and sews the finish on the side where the design is printed. This precious technique gives the bob a delicate and structuring fall that is impressive even from afar.
Reasons to no longer know where to turn
The motif is obtained by repeating drawings at a regular pace. It is the regularity of the rhythm which gives the motif this indefinite, infinite character. In the world of textiles and design, there are several kinds of patterns: the placed, the semi-placed, the all-over, etc. Whether geometric, floral or arabesque, the pattern has been around for millennia. It is used for dressing, coloring, tapestries, objects, clothes, etc. The pattern gives the wearer a unique timeless character due to its infinity. A fun trick, it has been subject to interpretation since the dawn of time, arouses curiosity and invites discussion. It was at the beginning of the 17th century that the woven motif appeared on silk. Whether woven or printed, the pattern is still talking about it.
"The design of an Ojie silk scarf is made from a unique pattern drawn by hand and composed of different elements from the imagination. Each element has its place, and a universe takes shape before our eyes. Just change a line, a color, and the square then takes on a whole new shape. This is what makes the pattern and each of our designs unique. Once the drawing is done on paper, the pattern comes to life, animated by a palette of carefully defined colors. Shades always more vibrant than the others, for a perfect marriage between imagination and reality. All our designs tell stories, interpretable to infinity. "