Royal Mer, one knit ahead

Royal Mer’s workshop located in Brittany perpetuates the French tradition of marine sweaters. At the origins of this high-end knitwear brand, a woman: Marie-Louise Soulard. From 1946, it has been knitting sweaters for the inhabitants of the village. Since 2016 and its new takeover by knitting company Real Stamm, the brand has been betting on the international craze for Made in France and has succeeded in maintaining local know-how and manufacturing, from knitting to assembly, by turning to high-end ready-to-wear and luxury.

In addition to a choice of top quality natural fibres (100% virgin wool, fine merino wool, cotton, alpaca), the company concentrates all the skills needed to make exceptional knitwear: programmer, hosier, cutter, embroiderer, button maker. It has a fleet of 25 knitting machines as well as tools for embroidery, sewing (saddle stitch), transfer presses, etc. All the collections are designed in synergy between the teams in a spirit of collective co-creation. After choosing the yarns and stitches, the designer works in close collaboration with qualified technicians, which explains why the design office is located in the knitting workshop.