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A recent Etam design using Noyon lace

Mergers and Acquisitions

Noyon Takeover Gets Green Light from Court

In a historic move, four major lingerie players including Etam and La Perla have come together to save one of the last remaining Calais lacemakers from bankruptcy.

clock February 13, 2017Alex Wynne

A Dentelle de Calais-Caudry lace.

Textiles

French Trademark for Leavers Lace Wins Liliane Bettencourt Award

The trademark was created a year ago to protect lace manufactured on Leavers looms in the French towns of Calais and Caudry.

clock October 14, 2016Katya Foreman

Textiles

Historic Lacemaker Lucien Noyon Hangs By a Thread

The beleaguered family-owned firm, the number-one producer of Calais Lace, has filed for the equivalent of Chapter 11.

clock September 12, 2016Katya Foreman

Financial

Future in Doubt for Desseilles, Among Calais’ Last Lacemakers

One of three remaining firms making lace in Calais, Desseilles has been granted three weeks before it is liquidated by the commercial tribunal in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

clock March 7, 2016Alex Wynne

Monique Lhuillier’s delicate midcalf sheath in guipure lace.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: Lace Affair

The French may have invented the notion, but designers embraced individual freedom of expression for fall by doing whatever they wanted with lace.

clock April 14, 2015Bobbi Queen

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