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Petites Mains

Logo of Petites Mains, a French charitable organisation offering textile courses. Logo of Petites Mains, a French charitable organisation offering textile courses.

Petites mains is a French term that literally means ‘tiny hands'. The term refers to ateliers and individual artisans that supply large haute couture houses, such as Chanel, Dior, Hermes and Lacroix, with various handicraft items. They are also known as fournisseurs. The petites mains include button makers, embroiderers, feather workers, flower makers, glove makers, milliners, etc.

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Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22 February 2017).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:24