We collaborate with Indian, Madagascan, Italian and French artisans in six main production sites. 


Made in France : In Occitanie for their unrivalled expertise in knitwear, and for its traditional paper industry.


Made in India (New Delhi and Calcutta): since its creation, Mapoésie has been collaborating with local Indian workshops, which we have the pleasure to visit regularly for each new collection (development, production, control phases, etc.).


More recently, we have also opted for European collaborations: Made in Italy (Tuscany) for their unrivalled expertise in knitwear.


Made in Madagascar for their expertise in weaving raffia ..



Mapoésie favours natural materials in all its collections. Mainly cotton in summer and wool or silk in winter, or blends of these materials. The materials specifically woven for Mapoésie allow varying the finish, the lightness, or, on the contrary, the thickness of the fabrics.

Natural fibres can be of plant or animal origin.

Fibres of plant origin: cotton or flax (fibres derived from flowers, seeds, stems, leaves of plants, sap).

Fibres of animal origin: wool or silk (fibres derived from animal hair and insect secretions).

The main natural fibres used in textiles are cotton, linen, silk, wool, cashmere… Using fibre of natural origin, a yarn is created which, once woven, will become a cloth/fabric.
Natural fibres are obtained by physical and mechanical transformation of natural materials, without modifying their composition.

The cost of these materials is generally higher than that of synthetic materials.


Cotton is a vegetable fibre derived from the seeds of the cotton plant, cultivated mainly in tropical regions with hot and humid climates. India is the second largest cotton producing country.


Wool is an animal fibre that comes from sheep and other animals. Each fibre from other animals has a specific name:

  • Wool from sheep: a soft and warm fibre.
  • Mohair wool, from the fine hair of Angora goats: a warm, hairy fibre.
  • Angora wool, from longhaired Angora rabbits:  a soft and fluffy fibre.
  • Cashmere wool, from goats in Kashmir (a region between India, Pakistan and China): a soft and refined fibre.
  • Alpaca wool, from the alpaca (a mammal of the llama family): a soft and fine fibre.

The major wool producing countries are Australia, China, the United States and New Zealand.


Silk is an animal fibre derived from the cocoon of a caterpillar (silkworm).
It was supposedly discovered between 3000 and 2000 BC. Silk yarn is very strong and continuous, measuring from 500 to 1,500 meters long.

The main silk-producing countries (raw silk and finished products) are China, Japan and India.


Raffia comes from the huge leaves of a palm tree called Raphia farinifera, native to Madagascar.