For its Autumn-Winter 2023 collection, LEMAIRE has conceived a series of garments made from fine silk jersey with a delicate, slightly transparent texture. To produce these pieces, LEMAIRE has called on the savoir-faire of EMO.
This Troyes-based company has been specializing in the manufacture of tubular knitwear for over forty years. Based in Aube, EMO took over from the Mauchauffé hosiery, one of the region's many family run factories, founded in 1876. Mauchauffé, which brought together the four main stages of production on the same site: mechanical engineering, knitting, dyeing and garment making, obtained numerous patents (rewarding innovation rectilinear and circular sewing looms) before becoming the largest hosiery factory in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1978, 120 of the company's employees decided to take over the EMO brand, then associated with luxury goods within Mauchauffé. Today, EMO’s workshop is home to an impressive array of circular knitting machines, which make it possible to produce garments without side seams.