- Workshop and sales space
Two machine rooms and a ropery
Silk, cotton, wool, viscose, but also other materials on customer request. Different suppliers, supply from a regional source is becoming increasingly problematic, previous dye works e.g. in Thuringia and Austria have closed after more than 100 years,
- Technology / Tools / Machines
Jaquard tape loom with punched cards, Hand loom, Galon machine, "Large Frenchman", Bobbin winding machines, Sewing machines, Reeper wheels, Hand wheels (reeper wheels), leno wheels, various scissors and also sewing utensils, sewing machine, iron
- Techniques / Processes
Designing/Sampling; Selection of the model, customisation to the customer's wishes; Selection of materials, possibly colouring the thread according to special requirements; Setting up the machine; Threading the yarn; Weaving; Tasseling, covering, chaining, lacing, tying, embroidering (terms from the manufacture of tassels); Plaiting; Twisting; Making-up; Returning textile waste to the material cycle
- Members / Employees
In addition to the owners, 3 employees work in the production of the trimmings and 3 skilled workers in the sewing studio (all part-time); an increase in working hours is possible depending on the order situation.
The profession of trimming is still on offer. Jende is the only company in Germany to date to have trained a female apprentice (has meanwhile completed her apprenticeship). Here, too, there is the social problem that trades and study professions are not considered to be of equal value. Parents are an important factor in their children's career choices. The problem is that the trainees often go straight to university and will therefore never work in the skilled trades. This means that the investment in time and craftsmanship made by the training companies is not amortised. Good experiences with lateral entrants!
- Education of the Craftsperson
Diane Maren Jende worked for 20 years in the public sector, most recently mainly in press and public relations. After taking over the company, she successively took on organisational and administrative work and 2-3 years later resigned from the public sector and from then on worked full-time in the company. Christian Jende was born in Forst and learnt the trade of interior decorator and interior designer here. After graduating, he left the city and only returned to Forst in 2013 when he acquired the company.