Haut-Rhin: after a fire, a fund to save a flax mill

Haut-Rhin: after a fire, a fund to save a flax mill

Following a fire that destroyed half of the flax looms of a Haut-Rhin company, a fund was launched in solidarity by the factory’s client brands, in order to restart production at most. quickly.

Haut-Rhin: after a fire, a fund to save a flax mill

In Hirsingue, in the Haut-Rhin, Christian Didier, the director of a textile factory, lost everything in a fire on May 8. The warehouse, which went up in smoke, was filled with looms: out of 30 machines, 15 were burned down despite the rapid intervention of the firefighters. The place is now empty, in full cleaning. “I’m more used to seeing this place where we work, where there is life, production, and there, it makes a real pang in my heart“, Deplores Christian Didier.

Online jackpot

Employees have spent their days, for three weeks, cleaning their work tool. “It hurts my heart“, Launches a weaver. To help the Emanuel Lang factory, client brands of the company have launched a solidarity fund on the Internet. Already 50,000 euros have been collected in less than a week. “I’ve been in textiles for more than 35 years, I’ve never seen such an outpouring of solidarity“, Rejoices the manager. Two second-hand looms have been ordered.