Creating responsible professional clothing requires the use of certified raw materials, French fabrics and ethical industrial procedures.

CEPOVETT has been a pioneer in fair trade cotton in the professional sector since 2007, and the company has also made a particularly strong commitment to fair trade in Africa. From fair trade or organic cotton, to biosourced and recycled materials, there are many possible alternative solutions for ethical fabrics.

2019 Results

  • 4% of turnover from alternative fabrics/clothing 75%
  • Deployment of linen in the Lafont 2020 collections50%
  • 100% of responses to calls for tenders with ethical solutions90%

Recycled polyester, the quintessential circular material

Protecting men and women at work is the raison d'être of protective clothing (PPE).

To withstand accidents and bad weather, these garments have to meet specific standards (especially standard EN 340) and guarantee workers' safety while minimising the risk of bodily injury or disease. Their role is to prevent harm due to mechanical and chemical hazards. Technical protective garments are adapted to various occupational risks (chemicals, fire, heat, cold, humidity, insects, etc.).

  • Dorothée Michau, EPI Center

    "Together we have created on-trend smart products as part of a meaningful range which gives the wearer an undeniable advantage, in terms of ergonomics as well as ethics. Our aim at EPI Center is to keep on pushing back the limits of our products' environmental impact and technical performance."

    Textile Purchasing Manager
  • "We're delighted with our collaboration with CEPOVETT Group professional clothing. We now have a specialised and high quality collection that represents Courchevel 185 perfectly. It's both ultra-technical and highly stylish, which is in line with our international clientele. With this new outfit, we want to convey a strong message to make our customers aware of the importance of environmental protection."

    James GACHET
    Director of ESF Courchevel 1850
  • “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.”

    Alexandra Avram
    Commercial and Marketing Manager, Lafont

Use alternative tissues

4% of turnover from alternative fabrics/clothes

Development objectives


Deployment of materials

Use of linen in the CHR Lafont 2020 collection

Recycled polyester

100% of calls for tender including ethical solutions