FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SOUVERAINE has been active in importing and distributing upholsteries. In the past 20 years, the company has created an exclusive array of the finest Belgian linen fabrics. At the dawn of the company’s 60th anniversary, SOUVERAINE shows signs of a steady increase of activity.
Focus on a Belgian family-run business that is decorating more and more interiors across the globe.
ENRICHED BY A TRADITIONAL KNOW-HOW in the field of textiles, Belgium is a worldwide reference in upholstery fabrics. The quality of Belgium fabrics and Belgian expertise unite to create innovative trends. The tendency of the Belgian contemporary fabric industry is mainly towards natural fabrics and in particular, linen. The palette of colour ranges from purple and whitish-beige, pale green and ochre without leaving out the more sober colours such as taupe and charcoal grey, proper to Belgium.
FOR SEVERAL CENTURIES, Belgium has been reputed for it’s weaving: tapestries at first followed by velvet. SOUVERAINE aspired to continue this tradition and re-launched the loom. Initially, importers and exclusive distributors of prestigious worldwide labels, SOUVERAINE created in 1996 a unique collection of exclusive Belgian linen fabrics for upholstery and draperies. Linen, because this natural fibre can be handcrafted and is advantageous in terms of weaving and natural pigment dyes.
SOUVERAINE fabrics are “100% made in Belgium” and are sometimes of heavy quality (up to 850 gr/m²). The fabrics are “yarn dyed” or “piece dyed” allowing for an infinite palette of colours and custom-made creations that include the “Belgian touch”, characteristic of a contemporary, classic and distinct style. The range includes fabrics mixed with silk, cotton or raffia. The company presents two new fabrics annually putting the accent on quality and creativity. SOUVERAINE’s production is limited offering an exclusive range in answer to the specific requirements of its clients. Owing to unique collections, SOUVERAINE increased its presence in the Belgian market and obtained the seal of the royal warrant. The company’s plan is to extend its activities outside of Belgium…
NUMBER ONE EXPORT CLIENT: the United States, a market open to SOUVERAINE since 1998 after only two original collections. Since then, other markets have followed via agents, distributors or direct clients. Today, in addition to the United States, SOUVERAINE is present in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy Germany, Sweden, Norway, Portugal and England. The company expertly controls its production tools and is today, capable of creating an array of fabrics adapted to the specific
taste of each new market. SOUVERAINE’s clientele is composed of professionals in furnishings and interior decorating: decorators and interior designers, soft furnishings and decorating shops, design offices, antique dealers and partners.
SOUVERAINE’s SHOW ROOM is based in Brussels in the heart of the design district and welcomes clients in a spacious complex basking in natural light.