THE CHOICE OF
In 1994, Jacques Marie - previously CEO of a large textile group - took over, on a personal basis, this very old weaving and knitting factory, which was due to close. Near Epinal, the factory is located in Vagney, on the edge of the Vosges National Park, bordered by the Moselotte river.
Jacques Marie's project was to manufacture quality socks made of natural fibres (combed cotton, Scottish yarn, wool, etc.), which, in an era of unbridled globalisation, was a challenge. Cela a été rendu possible par la totale restructuration de l’outil de production, l’innovation technique, une logistique sans faille. Tout en maintenant l’effectif de 200 personnes.
La nouvelle entreprise TRICOTAGE DES VOSGES crée alors sa marque BLEUFORÊT, nom inspiré des cimes bleutées des massifs vosgiens. 25 years later, the brand, emblematic of "Made in France", has become the leading national producer of top-of-the-range socks and tights.