Plauen Lace


Lace; nothingness and yarn altering sophisticated; lightweight and transparent, is fascinating, mysterious, elegant, sexy, luxurious and for centuries the embodiment of garnishment for cuffs, sleeves, collars, panties, bustiers, blouses, tableware and curtains.

“Plauener Spitze ” is a regional product that has shaped the region around Plauen for 130 years. Today there are only a few companies still producing Plauen Lace in this small town in Germany, not far away from Dresden.

Jazzy Jobber works with some of these companies to offer various collections of lace-making-art as well as individual, custom made designs.


“It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.”

Mary Wilson Little, American Writer


Filigree patterns, delicate fabrics, elaborate technologies and unusual yarns are combined to create timelessly beautiful, fashionable, or atmospherically exciting products for the sophisticated consumer in the field of home textiles and fashion.  In addition to products that stand for the tradition and classic design of the Plauen Lace, the product range also features product innovations and modern designs.

All steps in the production of this high-quality product from design through patterning and embroidery to the laborious manual work, are performed in-house. For the elaborate production numerous steps are necessary, which can often only be done by hand with great attention to detail. All products are created and produced in Plauen in full compliance with the highest quality criteria in close cooperation with the customers.

Plauen Lace is a type of chemical lace (Guipure lace) that is fantastically light and self-supporting. The filigree lace is embroidered with raised areas that are created by repeatedly embroidering the ground. Therefore, Plauen Lace is three-dimensional, unlike woven or bobbin lace. Because it is three-dimensional, it creates a subtle relief that makes it look particularly noble.

For centuries lace was made by hand until a revolutionary development happened in Plauen. Using Schiffli-embroidery-machines, a lace product that resembles it’s hand-made counterparts, was produced in an industrial way. This lace was so extraordinary, that it was awarded the “Grand Prix” at the world exhibition in Paris in 1900. The local lace and embroidery industry in Plauen developed quickly and in 1912 it was one of the richest towns in Germany. Under the names “Dentelle de Saxe”, or “Saxon Lace”, the lace was distributed worldwide. This boom ended unfortunately due to the changes in fashion taste, the two world wars and communism in eastern Germany.

For more information about Plauen Lace and to learn about our customized offer, please contact us.