Following is another in the WWD series of textile industrydirectories. This one ranks top lace and embroidery suppliers, by volume. Sales for public companies are for the firm's most recent fiscal year. For privately held firms, sales figures are arrived at through discussions with company principals, or, when marked with an asterisk, through discussions with industry analysts and/or market observers. For diversified companies, the volume figure listed is for intimate apparel fabrics and/or laces, unless otherwise noted.
Liberty Fabrics, Desseilles America and Galler Laces, divisions of Courtaulds Textiles PLC, London
Liberty Lace 295 Fifth Ave. New York 10016 Phone: (212) 684-3100 Fax: (212) 683-8093
Desseilles America 295 Fifth Ave. New York 10016 Phone: (212) 561-7190 FAX: (212) 561-7190
Galler Lace 183 Madison Ave. New York 10016 Phone: (212) 684-0177 FAX: (212) 779-8960 Matthew Williams, chairman and chief executive officer, Liberty Fabrics Bob Epstein, president and chief operating officer, Liberty Lace Ronald Carroll, managing director, Desseilles America Edward Meyer, managing director, Galler Sales: $60 million plus (three companies' combined sales)* (Key products: Stretch and rigid allovers and bands for intimate apparel, including jacquatronic, textronic and leavers (Liberty); Fascination, a collection of embroidered-look laces (Desseilles), and stretch, rigid, textronic, jaquatronic and raschel laces (Galler). Primary fibers include cotton, polyester, blends of polyester and cotton, acetate, spandex, nylon and rayon. Manufacturing facilities: Orange, Va., and North Bergen, N.J. (Liberty); Orange, Va., Gordonsville, Va., and Calais, France (Desseilles), and Gordonsville, Va., Orange, Va., Barcelona, Spain, Portugal and the Far East (Galler).
Raval Laces, a division of Fab Industries 200 Madison Ave. New York 10016 Phone: (212) 592-2700 Fax: (212) 689-6929 Samson Bitensky, chairman and president Susan B. Lerner, vice president, Raval Lace Paul Dratch, vice president, division 40, designer laces Richard Gross, vice president, division 41, raschel laces. Sales: $40 million* (total Fab sales were $190 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 3, 1994). Key products: Raschel and rigid laces (division 41), and designer laces (division 40). Primary fibers include polyester, nylon and Lycra spandex. Manufacturing facilities: Lincolnton, N.C.
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