Handmade in Pakistan, in a workshop with a tradition of embroidery since the 17th century.
All the brooches are made by hand using a very old technique of beading and very fine metal threads.
The workshop has been passed from generation to generation accumulating experience and love for the work done with delicacy.
Currently, 60 people work there under fair social and labor conditions.
The brooches designed by Macon et Lesquoy are hand-embroidered with very old embroidery techniques with fine and delicate metal, which is why they are pieces that must be given due care:
They should not be cleaned, neither in a machine, nor even dry. No contact with water, acids or alcohol.
To keep your brooches shiny for as long as possible, avoid prolonged exposure to heat and light.
Ideally, keep them in their little black box.
If you happen to see a metal cable: don’t pull on it! Cut it as short as possible.
Do not fold Avoid friction (bag straps, seat belt, etc.), which could damage or tear your pins.
Like any other brooch it can pierce certain delicate materials such as silk or leather.
Trick: If the front embroidery detaches from the back layer, you can stick it back on without any problem. Using a soft neoprene glue, apply it with a brush on both surfaces. Wait until the glue no longer sticks to your finger and put the two parts together.
Press firmly without tools, so as not to crush the embroidery.