Confection des Deux-Sèvres
in the Manufacture of Bespoke Shirts
Photo credit: C2S
Established in the pays choletais (pays de la Loire), a great fabrics tradition area, Confection des Deux-Sèvres (C2S) is the European leader in the manufacture of made-to-measure shirts for women and men.
In Courlay, the 80 employees manufacture around 300 shirts per day. For mass production, the company owns a factory in Tunisia with about 130 employees. C2S is a main partner for the major retailers in made-to-measure shirts in Europe and United States. They obtained the Origine France Garantie label in 2012 for this collection.
In 2013, the shirts manufactured by C2S with Virtuose (now Emanuel Lang) fabric are on Made in Town winter inventory list.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
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