John Heathcoat was determined to find a way to replicate the movements of the lace makers’ delicate fingers, with a machine. His invention, perfected by John Leavers, arrived in Northern France.
1879 and Leavers Lace also called Dentelle de Calais was born.
1974, four well- established lace makers from the region decided to join forces and formed Solstiss.
They provided the means for larger and more efficient production, increasing their activity while maintaining the tradition of lace making in Northern France.
Maison Ledieu Beauvillain
Victor Machu and AEG Joel Machu
Maison Edouard Beauvillain
Each lace maker brought to the table a unique skill and tradition that set them apart from the others, to create 1 cohesive brand and expert lace makers across all categories.
Today, Solstiss is respected worldwide for its fine luxury laces and known for the wealth and diversity of its lace patterns
The world’s Top fashion houses turn to Solstiss laces as a resource and inspiration for their creations.
Solstiss counts more than 6 000 original drawings and 30 000 colours in its permanent collection. In addition to that, 2 new collections are presented each year, offering 30 new designs and 250 new creations. And for those who can’t seem to find the perfect lace… Solstiss gladly offers custom creations to better suit their clients’ needs.
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