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‘Inspirational Gift Mart’ features lace-making company Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:51 PM America/New_York

HeritageLace.LastSupperHeritage Lace—a family-owned business in Pella, Iowa—has grown with the times. Started in the early 1980s, the company imported its textiles until the early 2000s, but now has the ability to create about 95% of its lace products in the United States.

“Lace textiles require lots of complicated machinery,” co-CEO Dan De Cook said in the February issue of Inspirational Gift Mart magazine. “There may be 7,000 spools of yarn feeding one machine with 7,000 needles. Just one of those machines costs $1 million. We have 70 of them.”

The biggest factor in the company’s ability to thrive likely is its own textile mill, which De Cook said is the last of its kind in North America. And the company keeps the new designs coming.

“It’s exciting to see lace designs influenced by a new generation of trends and patterns,” said Desha Bruxvoort, one of the product design team members at Heritage. “Lace textiles have a long and rich history and will continue to be an important part of future fashion and home interiors.”

Along with creating excellent product, the company stands behind its mission.

“We are certainly passionate about the mission and message of Christian booksellers and, more importantly, about Scripture itself,” De Cook said.

Click here to read the entire Creative Company feature in the February issue of Inspirational Gift Mart.