The French Ribbon by Suzanne Slesin

Pointed Leaf Press

Introducing The French Ribbon, a unique sourcebook celebrating France’s deep-rootedtradition of ribbon-making—from the time when ribbons were an essential and often functional fashion accessory used to express individuality and style in everyday life, from weddings to times of mourning. Following the closure of one of the oldest factories in the industrial townof Saint-Etienne, France, an incredible cache of old salesmen’s sample books, cards, andpackaging surfaced to be photographed for posterity. Over 600 of these documents are now included—ribbons made from cotton, silk, satin, velvet, metallic threads, and innovativesynthetic materials. The French Ribbon is a must-have book for every person interestedin fashion, design, craft, art and the history of textiles.