Styl&Co juin 2019 – The man who
Laurent Malterre is a knitter. A knitter who walked in the footsteps of family history while the textile exiled to other countries. By focusing on innovation and niche markets, the Malterre settlements in Moreuil have managed to cross the times and forge a reputation. All this while having fun.
“My grandfather was in the textile business, like my father. It’s a family story. I was leaving military service and I did not know what to do. We were right in your 80s when Con relocated massively to the Maghreb “says Laurent Malterre. If the family business is then at the worst, then the young man decides to try his luck anyway. Because why not. “In fact I reversed the practice. I did not offer collections to buyers, but I did what they did not find elsewhere, “he adds. By betting on convoluted projects, small series, young shoots and five-legged sheep, the knitter installed in Moreuil crosses your crisis and forges a pretty reputation of Geo Trouvetout. “Today people even sell fabric to the Chinese, he smiles. … “