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Early trailblazers, the founders of DMC—Jean - Henri DOLLFUS, Jean Jacques SCHMALZER, and Samuel KOECHLIN—were the first to manufacture hand-painted Indian prints in Europe. This set the tone for a company that would thoughtfully stay ahead of others in the textile industry. Another example of the company’s pioneering spirit is when Dollfus junior discovered mercerizing—an invention by chemist John Mercer. Mercerizing is the process of passing cotton thread through caustic soda. It makes the thread stronger and gives it a silky appearance. This is the very same process DMC relies on today to create its world-renowned thread
Honoring Its Customers Through Quality
Since 1746 DOLLFUS-MIEG & Compagnie—better known as DMC—can be found wherever people are stitching and creating. Though much has changed, DMC has stayed true to its founding principle of creating the finest textiles in the world. So while it was there to see world-changing inventions like that of the telephone, the locomotive, and the airplane, DMC has remained steadfast in maintaining the highest quality threads. We do it by honoring our heritage while also innovating for the future.
Back in 1746, DMC did not simply open a factory in this small city of 4,000 people. It created a community. As the biggest employer in Mulhouse at the time, it took responsibility for employees by creating things like a school, a hospital, and employee housing. Its impact was so great that a museum, Le musee DMC, was created to celebrate the significance of the company. Although today DMC has employees around the globe, it continues to honor its history, and the place where it all began, by keeping the epicenter of its operation — its factory — in the place it considers home
Here’s to the next 270 years.
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