Whether it’s a beaded floral applique, an iron-on patch applique, or an embroidered organza applique, the philosophy at Smile is that, when it comes to creative expression, there are no limits. And it’s no coincidence that the history of the applique rests on a similar idea of limitless creativity. A derivative of the French word appliquer or “apply,” appliqued cloth dates as far back as the 18th Century. From the upper echelons of France to the famous Danhome kingdom of West Africa, appliques have been the preferred method of taking everything from furniture to evening gowns to the next stand-out level. So, whether it’s a sequin applique or a rhinestone applique, Smile has your originality in mind.