Amet & Ladoue is the result of an encounter between French design and Indian artisan skills. After over 10 years working as partner and designer for prestigious international labels, Amet Jhunjhunwala and Nathalie Rolland decided to launch their own line.
The label quickly became famous for its “French touch” and refined stoles which are distributed on many international markets, in department stores as well as in the trendiest high-end boutiques. It owes much of its international renown to participation in leading trade shows: Paris, London, New York, Milan.
Fabienne Colombani joined Nathalie Rolland seven years ago. Together their four hands write new “stories” for each season, favoring the most daring combinations to produce snuggly stoles and scarves. They then send their ideas, full of creative imagination and energetic colors, to workshops in Kolkata, India where they become tangible products.
The designers are constantly looking for new natural, noble materials to invent themes like invitations to travel. Each story has its own chromatics, adding high value to all models.
Amet Jhunjhunwala’s relationship with textiles goes way back in his family heritage. He was born into the fashion universe and started working in his grandfather’s business that was founded in 1932 and then managed by his father in 1992.
Today, the production workshop, located in Kolkata, performs all essential operations required to manufacture collections, from twisting to weaving, as well as printing and embroidery. The head office is also located there.Central Cottage Industries, which handles confection for scarves as well as hand-embroidery work, is located in the city outskirts along the Ganges River.
Finally, the factory in Bangalore handles more technical industrial operations and is reserved for specific weaves such as “couture” fabrics, jacquards (patterned fabrics), upholstery fabrics as well as interior decoration fabrics.