It turns out that between Christmas and New Year, the Au Ver A Soie factory in France was robbed. This is a huge blow to the small company, who really had managed to get themselves back on a good footing after losing virtually everything in a major fire a few years back.
They announced this theft on their social media pages, and it seems from the translations that the majority of what was taken was their Soie de Paris, Tram and Perlee, along with their sewing silks, "surfine" and 1003.
I am not sure how the stolen items were packaged, but they do have loose skeins, and have been using more and more of the reels as you can see in the image above. If the mini perlee has been taken, these are on little wooden spools, and is the tram silk (often used for fly fishing), and occasionally cardboard spools are used. The image shows some of the options.
Please - if you see any of their products sold at prices too good to be true on outlets such as eBay, etc, let them know at email@example.com - I am sure they would rather be falsely notified of a real seller then not told about a seller that is actually a thief.
Of course, this may mean that some colours and types are not able to be ordered for a while, as they will need to get their stocks back on track.