Exquisitely hand-woven tweed, the iconic cornerstone of every Chanel collection, illustrates how fabric brings a design to life. Fabric, an extension of the wearer’s skin, is where every garment begins. It is the foundation of fashion. In our search for the “just-right” woven treasure, we journey to faraway lands and navigate the world of textile mills and factories. Through our decades in the business, we have built relationships with suppliers from all over the globe and, thus, assembled an extensive library of resources. We attend trade shows and collaborate with sourcing agents.
We develop a fabric sourcing strategy to successfully meet production demands, quality expectations, and delivery timelines. We engage in performance testing to ensure that the fabric will meet consumer needs. And as sustainability and ethical policy have become increasingly important to consumers and ourselves, we work to align with sustainable supply chains and support the industry’s increased demand for transparency.