"Never go on trips with anyone you don't love." - Ernest Hemingway
Camille has her mom's looks and works in Fashion. She drew her first collection at the age of 4, and used her brother and sister as her very short models. After graduating from Fashion School Esmod Paris, she designed for Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Nathalie Garcon before choosing a path that led her to Washington DC to start her own line in 2009. Today, she finds inspiration in her own family travels and everyday explorations, following the Pascal tradition.
Margot has her dad's nose and worked in wines. Harvesting for the Veuve Clicquot House was her first mission before joining their marketing team in London. She worked with Domaine Chandon California, Newton Vineyards, and lastly with Dom Perignon. In 2011, she finally turned to Fashion and worked with international fashion house Pauw Amsterdam. After living in London, Miami, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Paris and Amsterdam, Margot and Camille re-united and settled in Brooklyn to continue writing the Manufacture Pascal story.
The Story of Manufacture Pascal
The present day Manufacture Pascal Company is an homage to Louis Xavier Pascal, the sisters’ great, great, grandfather who founded Manufacture Pascal in 1854 in Saint Chamond, France. Photo above of Louis Xavier in front of his factory.
The company back then specialized in textiles and belts. Louis Xavier had eleven children and sent his first son Claude to England to hone his skills and expertise for the world’s best materials. Claude, intrigued by the finest of wools then journeyed off across the world to settle in New Zealand to further study the unique wools there. Claude found many local textile treasures and convinced two of his brothers, Louis and Jean Baptiste to join him in his adventure in New Zealand. The three brothers worked closely with the local Maoris who introduced the brothers to a local vegetal textile wonder: the flax (close to the hessian fabric).
From Saint Chamond France, to Oakland New Zealand, to Brooklyn New York.
Manufacture Pascal was operating in New Zealand, specializing in wool and flax and was carefully breeding its own herd of sheep for production. The three Pascal brothers also developed a rare passion for racehorses on their farm and quite quickly became known on the island as the very best racehorse breeders in the country. This Manufacture Pascal collection made in Brooklyn is a creative expression of both their passion for extraordinary textiles and fabrics as well inspired by their favorites racehorses: Flingot, Mascotte, Kodara and Lady Officer.