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Years of creativity, dedication and expertise have culminated in the savoir faire of D. Porthault. The luxury linen house celebrates the talents of its many craftsmen and women who honor us with living works of art.
Since 1920, D. Porthault's artists have created more than 15,000 print and embroidery designs, often collaborating with clients. Over the years, favorites have emerged. Feuilles de Provence, shown here, was the choice of former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland; and Oeillets, a carnations print, was commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor for her Paris residence.
Using the finest long-staple Egyptian cotton, D. Porthault weaves terry and sheeting fabrics with state-of-the-art looms in their factory in the north of France.
Using an artisanal process rarely seen today, D. Porthault pours hand-mixed paints onto individually engraved screens for prints that last a lifetime.
Allowing the newly printed fabrics to air dry sets the clarity and stability of their colors.
Finished bolts of printed fabrics suggest Spring every season of the year!
A variety of sewing techniques all require individual attention. Among the many finishings available, D. Porthault's signature scallop is sewn with precision on terry and sheeting.
Hand embroidery is a valued skill at D. Porthault, and the house creates exquisite heirloom pieces.
Talent and dedication carry through to the last stages of D. Porthault production, which include ironing, folding and individual packaging.