Manufacturer and official textile distributor of the Belem Foundation, Dalmard Marine shares the values of authenticity, freedom and know-how of this legendary ship.
Like the Breton company, Belem is a living witness of maritime history. Created in 1922 in Paimpol by Armand Le Guen, sailor of the French Navy, Dalmard Marine made waxes and tunics for fishermen from Iceland facing terrible weather conditions in the seas of the far north.
Built in 1896 in Nantes, the Belem is the last French three-masted sailing today. Having become a media icon and emblematic of the maritime heritage, he represents France and its traditions during gatherings of tall ships and at the occasion of events abroad.
Born on a land of travelers, Dalmard Marine has been dressing adventurers for four generations. Today, more than 200 points of sale in France and around the world as well as online partners trust it.
As a merchant ship, the Belem made 33 crossings of the Atlantic Ocean. Until 1913, he brought back cocoa from Brazil, then rum and sugar cane from the West Indies and Guyana.
Since 1986, Belem has sailed throughout the world as a civilian training vessel and is taking on board all those who dream of experiencing life aboard a tall ship. In 33 years, more than 35,000 people have inherited the know-how and traditions of the great sailing navy, transmitted by sailors from Belem. Each year, 50,000 people visit the Belem during its stopovers to discover this historic French monument, pride of the inhabitants of the Atlantic coast and all the French.
The Belem capsule collection is made of authentic marine clothing designed and created in Paimpol : sailor sweater, hat and scarf in real marine wool, sailor and scarf in combed cotton, pure cotton breton shirt. With a care for the job well done, Dalmard Marine has brought innovations to every detail of the clothing in this collection : high quality Belem embroidery, white buttons marked Belem in real corozo (vegetable ivory from the heart of palm) …
Attached to the maritime heritage, the family business is particularly proud that part of the sales of this collection contributes to the preservation of the oldest three-masted sailing in the World.
Photos : Benjamin Decoin, Yann Audic