Once upon a time…

Once upon a time there lived an English visionary named John Heathcoat, who was determined to find a way to replicate the movements of the lace makers’ delicate fingers, with a machine.  His invention, perfected by John Leavers, arrived in Northern France and by 1879 several pioneering skilled artisans began producing Leavers Lace also called Dentelle de Calais ® on these mechanical masterminds.

Nearly 100 years later, in 1974, four well- established lace makers from the region decided to join forces by uniting their know how within a sole company, which they named Solstiss. Their goal was to provide the means for larger and more efficient production, increasing their activity while maintaining the tradition of lace making in Northern France.

  • Maison Ledieu Beauvillain
  • Victor Machu and AEG Joel Machu
  • Robert Belot
  • Maison Edouard Beauvillain

Each lace maker brought to the table a unique skill and tradition that set them apart from the others, to create 1 cohesive brand and expert lace makers across all categories.

Today, Solstiss is respected worldwide for its fine luxury laces and known for the wealth and diversity of its lace patterns, extensive color palette and cutting edge innovation. The world’s Top fashion houses turn to Solstiss laces as a resource and inspiration for their creations.

Ready-To-Wear *Bridal *Couture *Lingerie *Accessories*Décor


Solstiss counts more than 6 000 original drawings and 30 000 colors in its permanent collection.  In addition to that,   2 new collections are presented each year, offering 30 new designs and 250 new creations.  And for those who can’t seem to find the perfect lace…   Solstiss gladly offers custom creations to better suit their clients’ needs.

Solstiss’s creativity, quality and its longstanding tradition of craftsmanship has been recognized by the EVP label (Living Heritage Company) and was granted the prestigious label in 2011. EPV_logo_web_vertical_noir