Who are we?
In September 2015, Flora Vidal Marron came back to Lyon after 18 months abroad.
After a lot of indignation and research, she notices that only 12% of refugees have a connection with a host citizen.
With Caroline and Elise, met at the IAE of Lyon, they perform a needs study in the asylum center of a suburban area in Lyon.
There, they realise that sewing is craftsmanship mastered by newcomers and that it can become a wonderful tool of social mediation.
And the Tissu Solidaire was born.
Exiled people encounter multiple obstacles to their inclusion in France: language barrier, social exclusion, systematic professional downgrading, etc.
Our asylum system is flawed: slow procedures, waste of talent, ghettoization of facilities, etc.
Territories and industries are weakening and encounter difficulties: loss of know-how, lack of social links, need for labour, etc.
The welcoming of exiled people is unworthy of us, the needs of the local economy remain little or poorly covered and push us to act.
Tissu Solidaire's mission is to accelerate the inclusion of exiled people through the valorization of manual know-how and to promote their return to employment in the textile industry.
As humanists, we offer tools for the inclusion of exiled people in the host society. As realists, we choose to respond to the needs of the textile industry by positioning ourselves as a trusted third party.
We dream of an inclusive and welcoming society in which exiled and resident people weave together the history of their territory.
Tissu Solidaire accelerates the inclusion of people in exile by promoting manual skills and encouraging a return to employment in the textile industry.
Who are we ?
Flora Vidal Marron
Founder & Director
Responsable des programmes
Social Impact Measuring Manager
Experts and Contributors
Florence Ville-Allaman Sewing and french as a foreign language contributor
Laure SauvignetSocial and professional support contributor
Experte Innovation sociale
Partners / Sponsors
Private and public financial partners support tissu solidaire. They allow us to design and implement free and quality support. Aligned with a shared vision and open to cooperation; operational partners are joining forces with the Tissu Solidaire to create together tools for social and professional inclusion of newcomers in an efficient and global manner.
They finance us
We work hand in hand
They accompany us
Why does the Tissu Solidaire speak up on low-techs?
Tissue Solidaire is organizing a “Low Tech & Refugees: towards individual and societal resilience” evening on November 28 at the Hotel 71Low Tech & Réfugiés: vers une résilience individuelle et sociétale” le 28 novembre à l’Hôtel 71.