SOLSTISS AND PERRIN’S JOINT VENTURE: Solstiss, a French lace house in Caudry, France, and Groupe Perrin, Le Grand Lemps, France, known for woven silks and stretch fabrics, have created a joint U.S. sales subsidiary, Solstiss & Group Perrin (USA). Previously, Solstiss had its own sales office in New York, and Perrin was represented by a sales agent there.
Francois Damide, who ran the Solstiss U.S. sales operation, has been named president.
The firm is operating out of a 2,200-square-foot penthouse showroom at 561 Seventh Ave., New York.
“They [designers and apparel manufacturers] can find lace, prints and stretch fabrics here at our joint company,” said Henri Beauvillain, an owner of Solstiss, noting that Solstiss and Perrin products are complementary.
“We can also accommodate the younger designer who can’t afford the high prices,” he said. “We have laces that are $10 and $20 — and fabrics that go up to $500 and more.”
STONECUTTER TAPS JORDAN: Stonecutter Mills Corp. has named Theodore Jordan vice president of research and development. It is a new post.
Jordan, who joined Stonecutter in November 1966, has been manager of technical services. He will continue to be responsible for new fabric development for the converting trade, in addition to doing fabric research.
Jordan will continue to be based in New York and report to Gerald Rodelli, senior vice president of sales and merchandising.