Yves Delorme1845-Ernestine Fremaux and her husband founded a linen weaving mill near Lille, in the heart of the French textile industry. Sixty years after the invention of the mechanical loom, it was the dawn of the industrialization of textile manufacturing. A fire destroyed all of the buildings in 1867, but with the help of her nephew, Paul Fremaux, who had joined the company, Mme Fremaux re-built the mills. The business developed during the next few decades and a second company was founded for cotton weaving.
1946-The Fremaux factories, equipped with recycled machines, as well as a few new ones, turned 16 hours per day, and with two teams of employees. During this era, the principle production of the company was the manufacturing of cotton and linen threads, fabrics for sheets, jacquards and fabrics for the clothing industry. In the mid 1930s, the factories attained full capacity in terms of production. The first Yves Delorme stores were opened simultaneously in France and in the United States. As of 1995, there were 45 Yves Delorme stores, whereas today there are 450.
2015– 2015 Yves Delorme celebrates a family passion for textiles that has endured for 170 years..