Empreinte received an award for Designer of the Year at Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, this weekend.
MD Philippe Berthaux, who collected the award from Eurovet director Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps, said: “We are proving we can stay in Europe and that we don’t have to go across the world to produce this kind of thing.”
The company`s latest innovation is its use guipure embroidery, which is not embroidered on a mesh, but on paper that disappears under a chemical process.The technique has been used in the brand`s new Diva collection.
It took 18 months and 40 versions to get the correct yarn tension to provide the necessary support for the fuller figure woman.
Berthaux added: “It’s a special day. We are very happy. It’s the first time full figured women will have something beautiful -first.”
Empreinte is a specialist in the larger sizes, producing from C to G cups.
Bellon-Homps said: “Empreinte is the only brand for generous bosoms in France. They are coming up with many innovations. Diva is a magnificent product, a total revolution.”