Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Marithé & François Girbaud signs major contract with FFI
Marithé & François Girbaud signs major contract with FFI
22
Jun '12
In November 2011 Marithe+Francois Girbaud announced that they were looking for a partner, preferably with industrial expertise. Today the company Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI).

(F.F.I.), headed by Mr Anupam Kothari, based in southern India, has been chosen to become the worldwide master licensee (excluding countries and products already under license).

This agreement will make it possible to maintain key manufacturing bases in Europe and Asia, to preserve know-how and to expand overall production capacity.

The agreement takes effect with the production of the Winter 2012/13 season, for a duration of 15 years and concerns:

- the production and distribution of the men and women’s designer lines, which will continue to be “made in Italy” at the facilities based in the Florence area, which will be reinforced in terms of structure and personnel in order to maintain the technical know-how and culture of the product;

- the production and the distribution of the line “Le Jean de Marithé+François Girbaud”, which will be run from the Bangalore office and sourced globally.

Central to the strategy of consolidating the European market, this agreement also drives the continuation and development of the retail business plan with the opening of the London store in July 2012 (New Bond Street) and a second phase which will focus on the emerging markets and the already planned opening of 30 stores in China within 3 years.

The objectives established require the implementation of a new business model and quality sourcing in line with the expectations of the brand, those of the customers and all those involved in bringing the brand to different markets.

F.F.I. will assure €40 million worth of production and industrial activity for Marithe+Francois Girbaud. This internationally renowned manufacturer currently produces 10 million pieces per year and employs 10,000 people. State of the art facilities boast the latest technologies, which not only streamline garment development and production processes, but also help safeguard the environment and health of the employees; factors strategically decisive in the choice of partner. Marithe+Francois Girbaud through F.F.I. will be able to strengthen their position of world leader in their drive to revolutionise the denim industry through environmentally sound practices.

The reorganisation and restructuring of the group currently underway will permit Marithe Bachellerie and Francois Girbaud to take over the entire control of their brand, to concentrate more exclusively on particular areas of their expertise and enable them to focus on design and communication activities as well as the retail development plan.

They look forward to working closely with Mr Kothari in whom they have found a partner who shares their vision and ideals, who has the organisation and capacity to marry the beliefs and technology which will enable them to put into practice on an industrial scale the theories they have been developing over the years. The agreement with F.F.I. concludes a period of over 12 months of conferences in which Marithe and Francois Girbaud have led the movement towards the creation of a cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly denim industry and heralds their return to the heart of the business.

Marithé & François Girbaud


Must ReadView All

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

The European Commission, the institution of the European Union, has...

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Egypt has started construction of the biggest city for textiles and...

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2018

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Vietnam targets to earn around $20 billion from the export of...

Interviews View All

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search