These Fil au Chinois thread cocoons are aptly named; tiny wrapped bonbons of thread in an sumptuous color range.
Each cocoon comes with 120 yards (110 m) of 100% 3 strand twisted mercerized cotton thread. The thread is pulled from the center so it doesn't knot.
There are currently 10 colors to choose from. Each cocoon weights 5 grams.
Fils au Chinois threads are made by Ets Toulemonde, one of the last remaining French sewing and embroidery thread manufacturers in Northern France. Their products are exclusively distributed in the US in partnership with Sajou, a thriving haberdashery business founded by Federique Crestin-Billet in 2005.
Federique's love for her craft, history and country are visible in everything she does from her manner, to her products and their packaging. Sajou aids in the preservation and growth of numerous French small manufacturers, including Fils au Chinois.