French Leavers Laces carry a point designation.
Stated simply, the higher the point assignment of the Lace, the finer the Lace.
Cotton On Creations carries both Valencienne (Val or round thread) and Maline Laces. Our Maline Laces are 15 points and our Val Laces are 12 and 14 points.
While Antique Laces were produced with 100% cotton thread, better quality control was attained during the second half of the 20th century with the addition of 10% nylon.
Hence today, all French "cotton" Laces are 90% cotton and 10% nylon.