Winged Heart, which employs 11 people, also exports to Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the US.
Closer to home, its products can be found at Canterbury and St Paul’s Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, York Minster, the British Museum and Houses of Parliament, and at Carlisle Cathedral, Tullie House Museum, Hill Top and The World of Beatrix Potter.
Winged Heart’s French breakthrough comes just as the Government launched its Export Strategy, designed to encourage more businesses to export.
Suzanne Caldwell, deputy chief executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “Businesses like Winged Heart are an inspiration. But I’m glad to say they’re not alone.
“In the last five years, the Chamber’s Cumbria Business Growth Hub has helped 550 Cumbrian exporters including 200 businesses that hadn’t exported before."