The Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® label - proof of authenticity.
Mythical lace which has been produced for two hundred years.
The new Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® label, replacing the Dentelle de Calais one, specifies the historic sites of production in its new name. It guarantees the excellence of this traditional, luxurious lace woven in France exclusively on Leavers looms since its origins, in world-renowned lace mills in Calais and Caudry.
Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® lace is the result of a two-hundred-year-old craft combining the technical prowess and precision of the Leavers loom with highly skilled manual work.
Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® is the label of an iconic lace, the stuff of dreams with its beautiful craftsmanship and timeless glamour. The lace is inherently linked with French chic, elegance and femininity and talented designers use its sublime beauty and transparency to show off the body’s curves and delicate skin. With infinite possibilities, it lends itself to creativity in design and decoration sprinkling enchantment on everything it touches.
In spite of its incredible delicacy and transparency, Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® lace is a remarkably strong and resistant fabric, due to an original method of interweaving warp and weft threads. Soft to the touch and easy to care for it lives up to the rigours of a modern lifestyle.
In Calais there is the Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode (International City of Lace and Fashion), and in Caudry the Musée des Dentelles et Broderies (Museum of Lace and Embroidery). Both are installed in former factories which have been completely restored and show the Leavers machines in action, as well as historical collections and contemporary exhibitions. They also support and promote experimental projects with young designers and position themselves as creative research laboratories.