For two and a half centuries, generations of stitchers have selected DMC® needlework threads to create cherished heirlooms. Today, DMC® has subsidiaries and agents in 100 countries around the world, and DMC® products are available in approximately 130 countries. DMC® needlework threads continue to be manufactured in Mulhouse, France, by approximately 1,000 workers, working in 3 shifts around the clock. The DMC® plant maintains the highest environmental standards and includes its own water recycling operation. In fact, in 1994 DMC® was awarded the ISO 9002 International Certificate for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Oeko-Tex 100 Certification for its high environmental standards. On December 18th 2009 DMC announced the acquisition of the Crafts & Fabrics Division of Charles Craft Inc. Charles Craft is the US market leader in needlework fabric and the partnership was a perfect complement to DMC Embroidery Floss, the number one floss in the world. The purchase of Charles Craft Fabrics has enabled DMC to strengthen its leadership role in the needlework category and expand its portfolio of superior quality needlework products. DMC® has maintained the same high standards of quality today since its founding in 1746. DMC's® quality products and their extensive color ranges stand the test of time. DMC® threads and your fine workmanship -- 250 years of tradition and a lifetime of memories.