Lavabre Cadet Gloves

Impeccable craftsmanship can be seen in Lavabre Cadet’s Paris showroom. The Lavabre Cadet glove company has existed since 1946, purchased by Camille Fournet twelve years ago.  Millau, a small commune south of France, is the heart of Lavabre Cadet’s glove operation. The area holds a long tradition of glove-making.  Who are the behind-the-scenes craftsmen? The … Continue reading Lavabre Cadet Gloves

Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers

Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers mainly sells sewing supplies and fabric for high fashion and tailors; but recently they’ve become rather popular for their vintage fabrics. “Vintage” isn’t exactly a protected term. Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers has chosen to qualify a cloth as vintage when it reaches at least twenty-years old. Archival book showing dates, buyers, and meters … Continue reading Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers