though the sewing machine has been
invented in 1831 by Barthélemy Thimonnier it was, until the end of the century, only
utilized for army uniforms.
The Singer Company is probably the one which developed our industry
with the most efficiency and success.
[Président, Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des
Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode]