The history of lace

Vologda’s lace company, Snezhinka, is continuing this unique artistic craft. The lace is made by hand using bobbins. Using flax thread, the hands of lace makers follow the patterns created by lace designers, many of whom are awarded with honorary titles such as Honorary Artist of Russia and are winners of Repin State Prize.

Vologda lace won the highest prize at the Paris Lace Exhibition for its novelty and artistic quality. At the lace exhibition in Brussels, Vologda lace was awarded the gold medal. The unique lace of designers, skillful lace makers, and embroiders has been exhibited at numerous Russian locations and at foreign fairs in Chicago, New York, Montreal, Leipzig, Delhi, Helsinki, and the company has been constantly awarded with gold, silver, and bronze medals, diplomas, and honorary certificates.


Today, Snezhinka has three lines where Vologda lace is widely used: sewing, machine embroidery, and knitwear. The addition of lace to these products made of natural fabric and yarn creates a balance between the use of natural raw material and technological innovations. The main raw materials are natural flax and cotton fabric and yarn. Flax became the only Russian natural raw material. Durable, ecologically clean and long-lasting flax gives great quality to clothes and bed linen. Flax cloth creates a feeling of comfort and a unique atmosphere in the house. Flax’s valuable hygienic qualities also make it favorable over most modern materials and put it in an exclusively good position when choosing among natural materials for use in production.

In developing new products for local and foreign markets, specialists at Snezhinka want items that are fashionable, of reasonable price and of good quality. A preference for products made of natural fabric has been proved at the international fairs in Paris, Brussels, Plovdiv, and Philadelphia. There is also a stable interest among Russian customers in prestigious flax clothes.

There are about 800 products made in Snezhinka. They include measured lace, different outfit details (trimmings, collars, and cuffs), coats, capes, blouses, pelerines, scarves, triangular head scarves, house and office decorations, panels, table cloths, doilies, runners, etc. The company also produces bed and table linen, items decorated with embroidery, summer dresses, night gowns and slips, baptism shirts and sets for babies, and knitwear, such as outfits, pullovers, jackets, dresses, trousers, tops, etc. All the company’s products are certificated. Snezhinka has a registered trade mark and a patent which gives the right to use the origin of the product in the product name. Today the company has a right to claim that Vologda lace is world famous. Our products have been in local and foreign markets for more than 200 years.

Snezhinka welcomes interested wholesale traders. The Sales Department phone number is (8172) 72-53-50. We sign contracts for distribution of our products both in Russia and abroad.

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