Bergère de France puts over sixty-five years of yarn know-how at your service. Created by Robert Petit in 1946, the French knitting yarn company is still family owned and is now run by his son, Jean-Louis and grandson Geoffroy.
For over half a century, Bergère de France has developed a perfect balance of time-honoured tradition and the latest technical innovations. Based in Bar-le-Duc, in the heart of the Lorraine region, it is the last industrial woollen mill in France to manufacture hand-knitting yarns. Covering an area of 14 acres and employing around 400 people, it is one of the largest and most advanced mills of its kind in Europe.
Keeping all the production under one roof allows us to ensure the best quality by controlling the whole process from research and development to the finished product. Every year we produce over 15,000,000 balls of wool in 42 different yarns and hundreds of different shades. For each new collection we dream up new yarns to make sure our customers always find what they are looking for.
Over the years, our range has also widened to include many different products to cater for our creative customers: patterns for crochet and knitting; needles and other knitting accessories; embroidery and cross-stitch supplies and more.
From the very beginning, selling by mail order has been at the very heart of the company, ensuring a strong direct link with our customers. The five main areas that we cover are marketing and product development, catalogue assembly and dispatch, sales and administration, order preparation and dispatch, and of course the production of our yarn range.
Since 1971 our products are also available in a network of shops (LYS), first across France and now worldwide. In December 2000, we launched the very first version of our website and in early 2012, we launched the first English language version of the site. Here you can order our products, and have them delivered straight from us to you, wherever you are in the world.
Bergère de France has been established in Canada since 1976, trading as Club Direct Laine from our offices in Boucherville, Quebec. In 2005, Club Direct Laine officially rejoined the Bergère de France brand and continues to supply our customers, both online and in stores in Canada and in the USA.
As the last industrial mill in Europe, we are committed to creating and producing hand-knitting yarns of the finest quality from carefully selected wools and fibres. Our teams work together to bsupply only the very best yarns and patterns to go with them.
We test and select hundreds of different articles to bring you a wide range of things to cater for all your creative needs.
Thanks to our research and development departments, our products conception team, our professional knitters, we do our best every day to come up with new ideas and products to ensure that we bring you unique products to make your creative projects extra special.
We work with leading Paris trend agencies and designers to bring you the very latest in fashion styles and materials.
Because we want to bring you products that will enchant and delight you, we are always eager to know what you think. So get in touch with us on facebook or by email and let us know.
1500 people visit our factory in Bar-le-Duc each year, and you can be one of them ! The tourist Office organises 2h tours on a regular basis: Discover the yarn's journey across the different manufacturing process, transforming raw wool and fibers into beautiful hand-knitting yarns. And finally at the end of the tour, we'll let you go on shopping spree in our outlet store, so you can stock up on your favourite supplies at bargain prices!
Visits are available in english, make sure you request an english-speaking guide when you book.
For more information, visit the website of Bar-Le-Duc tourist office or call + 33 (03) 29 79 11 13
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Bergere de France Headquarters - Bar-Le-Duc, France
A yarn's journey : Cracking step
A yarn's journey : Roving step
A yarn's journey : Spun fibers
A yarn's journey : Winding step