• Matouk Matouk
    Mr. Matouk fulfilled his lifelong dream to make a life in the United States in July of 1929, arriving in New York with trunks of the exquisite linens that he had discovered in Italy. Even in those difficult times there were those who had a passion for fine things and the means to afford them, and the first Matouk products soon became sought after by the finest stores and private customers. During World War II, with his supply lines from Europe cut off, Mr. Matouk moved his production to the U.S., opening the first Matouk factory in Manhattan. When linen became scarce during wartime, he pioneered a special blended fabric of mohair, rayon and cotton. This became Matouk’s first signature tablecloth. In 1963, John’s son, George F. Matouk Sr., joined the business and three years later he became president. During his 36 years leading the company, George Sr. grew Matouk from a maker of fine table linens to a full-service luxury home textile source for the bed, bath and table. In 1985, George Sr. moved the factory from Manhattan to southern New England, home to both a tradition of American textile production and a community of skilled craftspeople who continue to practice the art of embroidery and monogramming for which Matouk is known around the world. Today, the Matouk factory and headquarters are located in Fall River, Massachusetts in a world-class facility that features a solar energy system, advanced production technologies, and an environment committed to promoting the health and well being of our employees. At Matouk old world techniques live hand-in-hand with state of the art tools and production philosophies. Under the leadership of John Matouk’s grandson, George Matouk Jr., the company remains committed to, and invigorated by, our purpose of enriching the lives of our customers and their families by creating the most beautiful and beloved collection of bed and bath linens.
  • Rancé Rancé
    Rancé Classic Soaps Confezione saponi Acqua di Colonia doppio estratto The Rancé family played a decisive role during the last two centuries in bringing to perfection perfumery soaps. The raw materials are top quality natural edible oils, chosen for their freshness and purity, at the doses laid down in the ancient Rancé formula. The technical improvements brought about over the years mainly regard the materials of the vessels and machines (now stainless steel and special alloys only) and the control methods used to ensure the highest quality. The blend of oils is transformed into soap in large boilers. For several days the soap undergoes repeated purification and refining stages, whose progress is continuously checked by chemical tests. The skill of the master soap-maker is essential in order to obtain a high level of perfection. On the sixth day, when absolute purity and the ideal characteristics have been achieved, the soap is taken from the boiler and dried. After one week of rest the soap is mixed thoroughly with perfumes and the special ingredients (creams, cosmetic oils and plant extracts) that characterize the Rancé formula. The bars are moulded very precisely and slowly. The specialist staff pick out only the perfect bars: Rancé only is able to produce soap bars with such fine etching. The bars are left to age for at least one month in a controlled temperature and humidity room. This gives the soap greater stability and uniformity, and helps the perfume develop its strength and harmony; it has also a crucial effect on quantity and quality of its creamy leather. Rancé is a luxury perfume creator, so they use the very best fragrances in their soaps. Rancé soaps are considered the absolute TOP throughout the world for the exceptional quality and the fine intense perfumes.