Country: France

Established in 1947 in Calais, France, Desseilles is one of the world’s oldest producers of Leavers and Karl Mayer laces. Renamed MY Desseilles in 2016, today the business employs 74 people. The production site in Calais is equipped with 12 Karl Mayer machines and 24 Leavers machines and produces 400,000 m2 of Leavers lace and 810,000 m2 of Karl Mayer lace yearly.

MY Desseilles is founded on the mastery of historical techniques which are continuously being modernised. The company’s unique savoir-faire, which has earned the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label, makes it an iconic example of France’s industrial heritage.

MY Desseilles reports sales of €8 million. The company designs and develops around 400 new products each year for the lingerie, corsetry, sport, beachwear and, more recently, ready-to-wear sectors.

MY Desseilles is renowned for its extreme mastery and remarkable capacity for innovation. For example, the company also offers a collection in recycled polyamide. Its extensive product offer satisfies a wide range of clients: luxury and upmarket brands as well as single brand chains.

MY Desseilles exports half of its output to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, China, the United States, and Australia.


  • Lace
    • Jacquard lace
    • Leavers lace


  • Cotton
  • Viscose
  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Elastane


  • No pilling
  • Curl-proof
  • Wrinkle free
  • UV-resistant
  • 2-way stretch
  • 1-way stretch
  • Environmentally-responsible production


  • Hosiery
  • Corsetry
  • Ready-to-wear
  • Shapewear

Production volumes

  • Capsules – short run
  • High volume
  • Stock service

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