A spot of history
MAISON BOINET, at the service of its customers since 1858.
70 years of experience and know-how in the production of belts and braces.
Now, one of France’s 3 leading manufactures in the field.
1858 : Ernest Beaumert, Maurice Boinet’s great grandfather, tries his luck in Paris selling ivory and mother-of-pearl sewing buttons produced in his native region. His wares frequently win medals at exhibitions, and he earns a solid reputation, becoming a key figure in the manufacture of sewing buttons.
1860 : Male fashion, previously the domain of a social elite, spreads to society as a whole. Shirts with detachable collars and cuffs make their appearance, along with cufflinks. Ernest Beaumert seizes upon this new trend and sets about manufacturing ivory and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. His company acquires a well-founded reputation and becomes a major player in the manufacture of sewing buttons, with many exhibition awards to its name.
1908 : His son-in-law André Boinet succeeds him and develops cufflinks for mousquetaire cuffs, which were to become the height of fashion in the 1920s.
1931 : His son, Maurice Boinet, diversifies the company’s activity and starts manufacturing belts and braces in order to meet the demand for fantasy accessories and ensure his business’s expansion. The new production line kicks off modestly enough in Paris.
1946 : After the end of the war, the company locates in Precy Sur Oise and takes on 25 employees.
1961 : In order to enlarge its capacities, MAISON BOINET moves to Château-Renault where it occupies a 1500-m² workshop. Maurice Boinet’s children, Bernard and Hervé, join the company in 1958 and 1973 respectively.
2005 : After almost 42 years devoted to developing the company, Bernard Boinet retires and MAISON BOINET is sold to the VIGIN SA Group, which also includes such names as L’AIGLON and COLLAERT . Dominique Vigin becomes the company’s CEO and Hervé Boinet its Managing Director.
2010 : The MAISON BOINET brand for women is launched, aimed at a top-of-the range market segment, making French manufacture its leitmotiv.