When we say that our sheets are "made in Canada by people who truly care", we mean it. For the past 35 years (since the company's inception) we've taken pride in the fact that our linens are cut, sewn, embroidered and pressed at the very same Montreal-based workroom where it all began.
At the helm of accomplished mother-daughter duo Ghislane and Martine, this workroom manages all manufacturing operations for the majority of our products - no small feat indeed. This partnership is truly a family affair; many members of the team have been there since the company's inception, working as a smoothly oiled machine to produce the same sheets you sleep on each night.
We couldn't be happier to share the exciting news of their growth with you! After years of operating in a space that was too small to accommodate our company's rapid growth, our workroom has moved to a larger space in the west end of Montreal better suited to the company's growing needs.
We couldn't be happier to celebrate this HUGE milestone in their success, and prouder of our joint partnership; a partnership that has withstood the test of 35 years, thousands of fabric bolts, a mass amount of sheets, and millions of sewing stitches.
We're thrilled to present to you a tour of the new space, and an exciting peek behind the curtain of how our linens are made. Enjoy the tour!
The massive new workspace, filled with fabrics as far as the eye can see
Stacks of cotton all ready to be skillfully cut by our cutter, Duncan
Ghislane, founder and co-owner of our workroom
Ghislane's daughter Martine, co-owner of the company
New monograms are being tested by Caroline, our master embroiderer
Stacks of Egyptian cotton fabric are folded, waiting to be sewn into sheets
Each raw edge is masterfully serged, protecting the fabric from fraying
Where the magic happens... paying careful attention to detail, each piece of fabric is cut and sewn by hand into sheets
After being sewn, the sheets are hand-embroidered with bourdon stitches
A view from the outside
Thank you for taking the tour of our workroom, and a big congratulations to Ghislane, Martine, and the entire team. We couldn't do it without you! To read more about the history of Au Lit and see our previous workroom, click here.