Chronicle of
Dresdner Gardinen- und Spitzenmanufaktur M.&.S.Schröder GmbH & Co. Kg

The foundation
The Dresden businessmen Karl Siegel and Georg Marwitz pursued in Johannstadt Bleaching plant and Chemical finish institution. Profitable shops were to be founded the reason for two businessmen, also built in Dresden a curtain and lace factory. On the 24th April, 1884 the social contract was concluded for the company
Dresden curtain and lace manufactory Actien society.
The registration in the commercial register in Dresden occurred on the 10th June 1884.
In 1886 also arrived Bobbinet lace machines.
In 1898 beginning of the construction of a new factory in Groß-Dobritz in the railway line to Pirna. Here "English" curtains, laces and tulles were produced according to the best methods, that found their way in the whole world.

The enterprise was developed to a group. A curtain factory in Warsaw belonged since 1898 to this group . In 1909 a lace factory in Norwalk the USA, in 1916 the Weißthaler spinning mill, in 1919 the Plauener lace factory, in 1922 the curtain factory of Birkin in Oelsnitz and the tulle factory of Oertel in Falkenstein, in 1927 the mechanical weaving mill Meinhold in Planen and the Vitrage-Weverij in Hilversum in Holland and in 1930 the printers Glaser in Penig.

During the second world war the textile production was put to a great extent and it became for them Armament produces.

The company history from 1945 to 1990
8th May 1945 occupation of Dresden
In Spring 1946 beginning of the dismantling of the machines and arrangements.
On 1st May 1946 the access to the rooms was closed and remained it up to July 1946. From July, 1946 the extensive reconstruction occurred with reserve machines from Bobbinet companies from area "Vogtland".
30th August 1948 the corporation on request of the government from the commercial register was extinguished. The Dregus belonged to the industrial management 50 in Dresden. The name was from the 30th June 1946 to 21st July 1947:
Dresden curtain and lace manufactory,
companies belonging to Saxony, industrial management 50 – manufacture
The arrangement of the industry was changed several times and with it a change of the allocation of the company also occurred. To the overview these are performed below:
From the Dresdner Curtain and Lace-Manufactur AG founded in 1884 became:

30.06.1946 – 21.07.1947

Dresden curtain and lace manufactory,
companies belonging to country of Saxony, industrial management 50 – manufacture

22.07.1947 – 17.10.1947

Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory,
industrial management 49 Curtains and Trimmings
Companies belonging to country of Saxony

18.10.1947 – 31.12.1947

Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory,
Industrial management curtains, carpets, upholstery fabrics
Companies belonging to country of Saxony

01.01.1948 – 30.06.1948

Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory,
Industrial management  weaving mill
State-owned companies of Saxony

01.07.1948 – 28.02.1951

Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory
Union of State-owned companies (Z)
Weaving mill III

01.03.1951 – 31.12.1952

Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory
Union of State-owned companies “Deko“


Combination of:
a) Dresdner curtain and lace manufactory
b) Leipziger lace manufactory
c) Tullefactory  Flöha
to: VEB Tulle curtain -and lace factories
Dresden VVB Deko


Leipzig lace factory retires and becomes again an independent VEB


Formation of large-scale enterprise VEB Plauener lace, Factory Dresden with company part Flöha

In 1953 the union of the "Dregus", "VEB Leipzig lace factory" and the "tulle factory VEB of Flöha" was decided. The headquarters were in Dresden. The new company name was:
VEB Tulle curtain and lace factories Dresden, VVB Deko.
The Dregus was leading in the development of tulles, laces and curtains from synthetic silk on warp-knitting machines. In a principle decision it was fixed that the Factory Dresden is to be moved in stages completely on the warp Raschel machine.
In 1970 the union of companies with the same products occurred within the scope of an economic reform. The tulle curtain factory and lace factory Dresden was assigned to the VEB Plauener lace and got the name "VEB Plauener lace, factory Dresden".
After foundation of the trust institution the company belonged to the trust possession. After negotiations the factory was renamed to Dresdener Spitzen GmbH.
In January 1994 a new management was deployed. The trust institution took care of the sale of the company.
In 1995 a buyer was found in the Berlin enterpriser Manfred Schröder. With effect from the 1st September 1995 the company trades under the name

Dresden curtain and lace manufactory M.&S. Schröder GmbH and Co. KG

Meanwhile the Dresden curtain and lace manufactory can look back at far-reaching experiences in the textile industry and is one of the leading producer and supplier for the clothing industry worldwide.
Own design studio, 30 highly adaptable Raschel- and Jacquard knitting machines, a finishing and dyeing department as well as the final manufacturing are integrated in a full-stage company. With the help of 40 - 45 professionally qualified specialists, elastic and nonelastic lace and allover materials were produced for the international clothing industry.
More than half of the production is exported to famous customers abroad. Our high-quality laces are valued among customers like Dolce and Gabbana, Triumph International, WOLFORD, Naturana or Frank Walder.
Beside high quality we are also characterised by our innovative ideas and the high flexibility. New developments like the three-dimensional lace allow us and our customers to discover new ranges of application and to define the lace in the customary sense anew.
Our capacities permit a production up to 100 tonnes of lace per year. Free capacities are offered for the commission work services. Beside the greige production of lace materials we also take over orders for the refining of technical textiles.
Another business segment is the renting.
The Dresden curtain and lace manufactory is in a listed complex of buildings in the east of Dresden. On an area of a total of 50'000 square metres a booming trade park has developed next to own production areas. Whether as a studio for artists, production rooms for commercial purposes, association rooms or offices.