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Permin Designs

In 1854 on April 1st, Christian Permin started Permin embroideries in Copenhagen.The main product was embroidery, especially initials on home decoration; curtains, chair sets, bed linen and towels. However, during World War I the demand for such items decreased, since people could not afford such luxury any more. Weak business therefore forced Permin to seek alternative customers and hence develop new products such as worked canvas, trammed canvas and traced embroidery. At that time they did not have graphs, so the shops borrowed the ready made models for the customers to copy the design and make their own embroidery. Today – 160 years after Christian Permin started the company – we are fully computerized, though the embroideries are, of course, still made by our skilled designers.