What is Toile?

The word toile (pronounced “twall”) means “linen cloth” or “canvas” in French. The full and proper name of the cotton fabrics first produced in the late 18th century with scenes repeatedly scattered across them was “Toile de Jouy”, literally meaning “fabric from Jouy” – the town of Jouy-en-Josas outside of Paris.

As a tribute to both Tallahassee and Thomasville in the beautiful Red Hills region, we have designed toiles that showcase their iconic sites and scenes.

At The Hare & The Hart, we’ve produced several options for you to display your love for these towns beyond (but including) the traditional toile fabric: wallpaper, gift wrap, tote bags, mugs, phone cases, and much, much more!