1833: Like all beautiful stories, Garnier-Thiebaut’s journey begins with the wedding celebration of two linen merchants, namely Virginie Thiébaut and Jean-Baptiste Garnier. Together, they create the weaving company GARNIER-THIEBAUT.
1944: The factory is destroyed by bombings during the Second World War. It takes five years for the plant to rise from its ashes and the looms to buzz again.
1969: The heirs of Garnier-Thiebaut decide to sell the family company, which keeps its name and soul despite successive purchases.
1995: Paul de Montclos, the current CEO, gives new impulse to the Vosges company and its men by betting on innovation, creativity and diversification. Already renowned in the restaurant and hotel sector, dressing Michelin star establishments, Garnier-Thiebaut enters the retail market with collections that perfectly master the colors and the refinement of patterns, combined with flawless quality.
1997: Garnier-Thiebaut USA is created in New York
2009: Jean-Philippe Krukowicz becomes the CEO of Garnier-Thiebaut USA. The company, now based in Arlington, VA, expands the retail division reaching over 400 independent stores today.
2010: Garnier-Thiebaut USA acquires Hilden America, keeping a cutting and sewing facility as well as a warehouse in South Boston (Virginia).
2014: Launch of the Hotel Collection by Garnier-Thiebaut, new retail line, designed, stocked and distributed in the US
2019: Launch of Bombacio Linens, a selection of essential trendy linens for both Retail and Hospitality.
Garnier-Thiebaut Values: People and Sustainability
Garnier-Thiebaut factories are based in the heart of the French forests that they strive to preserve. They use the warmth generated by the weaving machines to heat their offices. The bee hives living on their linen processing site are a living proof of the quality of the environment.
The Garnier-Thiebaut wastewater treatment plant releases clean water into local rivers. Their teams recycle all reusable materials and are fully trained to minimize waste. The water turbines produce part of the electricity used for their operations. Garnier-Thiebaut is committed to keeping jobs in the countryside of France and to promote their regional savoir faire around the world. They have created a 100% plant based laundry detergent to help our customers and employees preserve the environment as well.
2006: Garnier-Thiebaut is one of the first to obtain the ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’ (living heritage company) label.
2017: Garnier-Thiebaut guests the ISO 14001 certification.
Garnier-Thiebaut, founded in 1833 in the heart of the Vosges region, has pioneered many of the textile industry’s design and technology inventions for production of fine linens. Today the company’s modern plants in Gerardmer are Europe’s most advanced manufacturing centers for the design, color and production of fashion fabrics for the hospitality industry and the home. Renowned for its luxurious damask designs, Garnier-Thiebaut linens make an immediate impact with their vivid colors and unique designs.
Hotel Collection by Garnier-Thiebaut
For more than 185 years, Garnier-Thiebaut been manufacturing linens for the most prestigious hotels and restaurants around the world. Hotel Collection by Garnier-Thiebaut gathers their unique selection of hospitality linens for your home.
A selection of home linen essentials for trendy and cozy interiors. Bombacio is the Latin for “Cotton”, and because materials matter they present a wide offer in 100% cotton, with organic material or recycled fabric.
Discover Garnier-Thiebaut’s entry price point line of bed, bath and table linens in subtle designs and lively colors. Get the expertise you need to meet your expectations and upgrade any room with attractively priced linens.