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Solstiss Lace Factory
Solstiss is the world leader in French lace creation and manufacturing. Based in Caudry, and with factories dating back to 1876, it uses only Leavers machines. This century-old expertise has been passed down from generation to generation without ever leaving its ateliers. The Solstiss know-how lies in the traditional and unique craftsmanship of its makers, which are the most highly skilled lace workers in the world. The result is a unique lace appearance, so gorgeous, so feminine, so French. It is hard to imagine that those century old, 10 ton machines are giving birth to such amazing lace.
Solstiss has a complete vertical structure, from design to manufacturing, to dying, finishing and distribution. It employs over 250 people and operates 110 machines, which represents about 30% of the remaining Leavers looms left in the world today.

With offices in Paris, Milan and New York, and thanks to its world largest collection of designs, the list of Solstiss clients read like a Who’s Who of the international fashion industry. From Balmain to Alexander McQueen, Gucci to Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu to Ralph Lauren, La Perla to Agent Provocateur, Rodarte to Michael Kors, the best fashion houses use Solstiss as a resource and inspiration for their work.