Belgian company Liebaert won the Designer of the Year award at Interfiliere last month.
Liebaert, will be celebrating its 125th birthday in 2010, was rewarded for its innovation capacities and the development of products designed for the shapewear market and eco-sustainable market.
Founded in 1887, the company is now run by the fourth generation of the same family, Alain and Pierre Liebaert, with 250 employees split between two production units.
Alain Liebaert said: “It was a total surprise. It gives us hope that people still believe in the quality textiles. It gives us motivation to continue and not go the easy way and do mass production.
“We have been stubbornly persevering for 125 years. We promise we will continue to believe in everything that is high quality and beautiful, and we will continue to offer the most beautiful fabrics.”