Lafont puts its name to an apron made from linen and recycled polyester
After a 15-year absence from the HRC market, Lafont announces its return in 2018, with 200 new offerings for the restaurant and hospitality sectors. The new collection is firmly aligned with the principles of innovation and sustainable development: French fabric, developed and woven in Laval by TDV Industries and manufactured at the group’s plants.
Established in 1844, Lafont plans to draw on its history, experience and industry knowledge to offer comfortable and stylish workwear. Inspired by the bib and brace 406 overalls developed in 1954, the company has put its name to the “Tablier 406”, a 100% French-made kitchen and lounge apron made from linen produced in the north of France and from recycled polyester from plastic bottles.
Commercial and Marketing Manager, Lafont
“By replacing conventional cotton with linen, Lafont has taken a further step toward local sourcing: the flax is grown in the north of France, woven and dyed in Laval and the final product is manufactured in the CEPOVETT Group workshop in Saint-Étienne. This exemplary manufacturing value chain is a testament to the French expertise that has long been a hallmark of the brand: producing ethical, responsible and well-designed occupational clothing.”