Le Jacquard Francais launches 2 collections a year, one in the Spring/Summer then in the Fall/Winter time that are fabulous to cherish for many years to come when planning your dining events. Retired patterns are the season collection that is no longer woven to keep it going. This happened last year as a result of new designs taking over both from the past and in the now for matching more modern china patterns. Find all your French table linens on our website, but don't forget to check out the Retired patterns. They make wonderful gifts as well as added happiness for yourself.