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DMC embroidery was founded in 1746 by Jean-Henri Dollfus. Since that time, DMC has established itself as a leader in the creative leisure and handicrafts market. The two centuries’ old Dollfus family motto is still as true as ever: "From a simple thread, a work of art is born." DMC’s quality products and extensive range of colors have withstood the test of time. The company’s commitment to quality remains as strong today as it was in the 18th century. The DMC embroidery floss factory in Mulhouse, France still manufactures the best embroidery threads thanks to its exceptional knowhow. It also maintains the highest environmental standards, partly thanks to its own water recycling system. In 1994, DMC was first awarded the international ISO 9002 certificate recognizing the excellence of its manufacturing system, as well as Oeko-Tex 100 certification for its high environmental standards. DMC has been successful for so long because it has held on to tradition while still changing with the times and constantly offering new products and fresh ideas.
At the end of the 18th century, the company founder Jean-Henri Dollfus' nephew Daniel Dollfus took over the running of the family company. In 1800, he married Anne-Marie Mieg and gave his firm a new name, DOLLFUS-MIEG & Compagnie, or DMC.
Mercerization is a process that involves treating cotton thread with caustic soda to give it strength, longevity and a silk-like luster. DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss is made from long staple cotton and double mercerized for a brilliant sheen. DMC Embroidery Floss is 100% colorfast and fade resistant.
As of 2021, DMC floss manufactures 507 colors of Mouline Special which includes 35 new colors and 18 variegated colors. There are 36 Colors of Light Effects Floss, 60 Colors of Satin Floss, 60 Colors of Color Variations Floss and Pearl Cotton Variations, and 2 Colors of Metallic Pearl thread.