We settle down - with a tea or a coffee - and we talk about labels and certifications!

Today in France and for everything related to textiles, there are three. What are they ? What does this mean concretely?

We will explain everything to you.

First, you have"Designed in France"or "Designed in France". As its name suggests, the product will be imagined, designed, thought out, designed and developed in France but the production will be done elsewhere.

Then, we have "Made in France" or "Made in France" for bilinguals. This is clearly the certification that you will see the most. There are two possible options to qualify for this label.

  • or having undergone its last "substantial transformation" in France, which most often corresponds to a change in customs coding (the customs code of the finished product is different from that of the raw materials and components). Basically, it is the assembly that is done in France in this case.
  • or respect a minimum threshold of added value of 45% produced in France of the “ex-factory” price. (We are, on average, at 60% of added value produced in France).


The last label isOrigin France Guaranteed. This label is managed and issued by the Pro France association, which will audit your company to ensure that it meets at least one of the following two criteria:

  • The obligation for the product to “take its essential characteristics in France”, which means that production or manufacture must be carried out in France.
  • The obligation that at least 50% of the unit cost price of the product be acquired in France.



There are three other labels like"Assembled in France", which will apply more to "technological" products such as telephones, computers, etc. Like for example Apple, which assembles in the United States but whose parts come from China.

"Packaged in France"this mainly concerns the packaging made in France of finished products manufactured abroad.

And finally"Transformed in France":this mention mainly concerns foreign food products which arrive in their raw state and which are processed, cooked or produced in France (for example goose foie gras raised and slaughtered in Hungary, prepared, cooked and packaged in France).


To conclude, it seemed important to us to write an article on this subject in order to shed light on what "Made in France" and the different labels that exist mean in concrete terms. Today, we are at 60% of added value, on average, produced in France and we are constantly working to increase this.

Our eco-responsible approach is not limited to sustainable and bio-ethical materials, as well as partially French manufacturing. Our long-term objective is to reach 100% local on the largest part of our range.

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