Why England’s Last Traditional Lacemaker Is Fighting for Survival
Why England’s Last Traditional Lacemaker Is Fighting for Survival
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Leavers lace is prized by dressmakers and designers as the world’s highest quality machine-made lace, so refined it takes a magnifying glass to distinguish it from handmade material.

High-end fashion houses like Christian Dior, Gucci and Burberry have used the lace, and Kate Middleton’s wedding dress featured the lace for the Royal Wedding. But only a few factories still make it, and they’re facing increasingly strong headwinds to get by. 

WSJ visited the Cluny Lace factory in England to see the meticulous process that could soon disappear.

A little history behind his punch card machine (and how it led to todays modern computing technology) can be found in this article about the Jacquard Machine.

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