French Fashion Day takes contract-manufacturing expertise to Le Meridien
On 18 April 2012, the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK will hold a French Fashion Day at Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel for well-established contract-clothing manufacturers from France. These companies are actively seeking to develop business links with British-based designers.
- (1888PressRelease) March 16, 2012 - On 18 April 2012, the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK will hold a French Fashion Day at Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel for well-established contract-clothing manufacturers from France. These companies are actively seeking to develop business links with British-based designers.
Ms Roselyne Fitzgerald, Senior Trade Development Adviser at the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, explains: "We are confident that these meetings will prove beneficial for both parties [i.e. British designers and luxury outlets, as well as French contract-clothing manufacturers] and will generate some positive business partnerships, as has been the case in the past. Indeed, it is the seventh year that the event is being held."
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will hold a French Fashion Day in London on 18 April 2012. The event will take place at Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel, in Central London, from 9.00am to 6.30pm.
The French Fashion Day will showcase the expertise of nine contract-clothing manufacturers from France who produce prêt-à-porter and couture collections for leading French and international designers, including Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent.
Among the French participants, there are companies specializing in lingerie and accessories that are seeking to develop business links with British-based designers.
The list of the participants can be found below, and a full catalogue can be sent on request. Journalists wishing to attend ought to get in touch with the Press Office of the French Trade Commission in London.
Atelier Cannelle Couture - Jacques Brémaud (ACC-JB)
Atelier Cannelle Couture - Jacques Brémaud (ACC-JB) has a production unit employing 50 staff. The company has always made a point of providing the best service possible, which entails respecting commitments made in terms of production volumes and schedules, quality standards, and lead times. ACC-JB's clients are stylists and fashion designers; they include Givenchy, Mulberry and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.
Distribution Production Logistique (DPL)
Distribution Production Logistique (DPL) has a highly qualified production team equipped with top-of-the-range machines for sewing, cutting and making patterns (Gerber system). Véronique and Patrick Hervier are the 14th generation to run the family-owned business. The company, which produces 60,000 to 70,000 pieces per year, also has production facilities in Poland, which specialize in specific items. DPL has worked for Paul and Joe, April 77, Hollington, Bensimon, and several British designers.
Since 1975, ETS THIERRY has specialized in the manufacture of high-end, quality women's clothes. The company employs 85 staff, who have skills that are recognized by the most famous fashion houses. ETS THIERRY is a specialist in the design and production of jackets, coats, trench coats, and parkas. A model workshop with six staff is available for prototypes, collection repeats and press models. Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Céline and Balmain are clients of the company.
GETEX has a 60-strong team making ready-to-wear garments for men and women, including coats, jackets, raincoats, tracksuit tops, fleeces and city wear. The R&D department employs eight staff who take care of the patterns, the grading and the lay-out. GETEX is Gore-Tex®-certified. The company has worked for KENZO, Lacroix, Moncler and Chanel, among others.
GRANDIS specializes in the production of luxury women's garments. A team of about 430 people is working with dedication to offer its expertise and meet all customers' requirements. Five workshops manufacture suits and structured pieces, while another two specialize in soft wovens. The design studio, with 20 staff, deals with prototypes, patterns, gradations, technical files, etc. The pattern studio, with 25 staff, focuses on manufacturing prototypes, collection repeats, press models, and custom clothes. The purchasing/logistics department takes care of the supply chain - from purchase and control to storage. A secure warehouse (about 1,500 m² in size) is entirely dedicated to the reception, control and storage of all customers' products, such as ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes.
MARTY benefits from over 40 years' experience in the manufacturing of women's clothing for couturiers and designers. The key to the company's success is its ability to adapt. MARTY has various production units that specialize in blouses, trousers, skirts and suits. MARTY offers a complete and flexible service, which can be adjusted according to clients' needs, from the initial concept to the final collection. The company is positioned halfway between craftsmanship and industry, offering modern techniques while respecting handmade production methods.
PR3 SAS has been operating successfully in the luxury-clothing industry for over 30 years. The company prides itself on being able to provide "original and pertinent solutions for small, medium-size and large production runs, including in the field of haute couture". PR3 SAS works with stylists and fashion designers, including upcoming ones. Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Nina Ricci and A Alaïa, among others, are clients of the company.
Based in Western France, SCT has offered its know-how to major luxury fashion brands for 30 years. The company's expertise in the manufacturing of ladies' ready-to-wear is unanimously recognized for its very high standards in terms of quality, lead time and flexibility. SCT's highly experienced team of 30 staff, who operate up-to-date equipment, is qualified to produce dresses and skirts as well as trousers or tops. SCT works equally with delicate woven fabrics (such as silk, veil or muslin) and with knitted ones (such as jersey and interlock). The company can produce prototypes and salesmen's samples, as well as small and medium-size series.
SOCOVET has close to 40 years' experience working with major French brands. The company assists with the design and development of collections for men and women, including pattern cutting, manufacturing prototypes and alterations, as well as production management, which covers manufacturing the first production prototype and cost studies. SOCOVET's expertise covers the manufacturing of jackets and coats for men, as well as dresses, skirts and tops for women. The company works with a variety of materials such as wool, chiffon, crêpe, lace and fur.
About the French Trade Commission
The Trade Commission of the French Embassy in London assists trade development between France and the UK; it offers a wide range of services to French-based companies, so as to assist them in their business activities within the UK. The Trade Commission organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities, mainly in London.
The Consumer Goods Department at the French Trade Commission covers the clothing industry, including design, haute couture and accessories.
The French Fashion Day will take place at Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel, in the heart of the British capital (21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH, London), on Wednesday 18 April 2012, from 9.00am to 6.30pm.
For further information, or to register in order to attend the event, please contact:
Ms Katherine Woods
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London
Telephone (Press Office): 020 7024 3640
Email: katherine.woods ( @ ) ubifrance dot fr
Ms Roselyne Fitzgerald
Senior Trade Development Adviser
Consumer Goods Department
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London
Telephone (direct line): 020 7024 3667
Email: roselyne.fitzgerald ( @ ) ubifrance dot fr
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Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer
UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640
katherine.woods ( @ ) ubifrance dot fr
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