Examples from the Web for filature
The boys exchanged a smile and passed on into the filature, as the factory where the reeling was done was called.
The quality of raw silk depends, therefore, very much upon the skill and care bestowed upon its filature.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
I came into this filature when quite young, and it has taken me years to find out even the little I know now.
Filature, fil′a-tūr, n. the reeling of silk, or the place where it is done.