filterie J. Toulemonde

Welcome to J TOULEMONDE’s website


Our company is proud to be one of the few remaining French manufacturers still producing a wide range of threads locally.

This family run business started in 1903, when Emile Barrois created a thread twisting

factory in Marcq en Baroeul, an area which was situated in the heart of the

textile industry of Northern France and at an equal distance from the numerous

spinning factories in Lille, Roubaix and Tourcoing.

A boulevard had recently been built to relay these three important towns dedicated

to the textile industry. On fields nearby the boulevard, Emilie Barrois choose to

implant his factories.

Joseph Toulemonde-Barrois and his brother in-Iaw, Christophe Barrois, took over the factory just before World War II and continued to develop the business.

ln the 1960’s, the third generation arrived; Joseph Toulemonde, then Didier Toulemonde. They revived the factory, diversifying towards innovative textiles. These markets called for investments of modern sophisticated machinery which enabled new methods of production, amongst others, TFO twisters.

The fourth generation, represented by current directors, Olivier and Bruno Toulemonde, were not discouraged by the decline of the textile industry during the

1980’s. To the contrary, the company’s strategy was to continue to modernize and diversify with one main objective: to supply high quality threads for the premium textile market.

Consequences ofthis strategy have been to buy up Texmonde, a company specialized in sewing threads, in 1988. Then, two years later, they acquired Barrois­Toulemonde, specialists in lace and weaving threads. ln 2007, a new adventure began with the acquisition of Vrau. This company had a very important sewing thread activity for the clothing and leather industry but also a wide range of products for haberdasheries with well known brands such as Fil au Chinois and Laine Saint-Pierre.

Today, the company has two production sites: the historical one at Marcq en Baroeul and Barrois-Toulemonde factory in Bondues, also on the outskirts of Lille.

Our objective is to build on our savoir-faire, offering a wide choice g,t:..celouI’s-, high quality products and first class service.

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