French Berthéas & Cie has been a textile manufacturer since 1929. The company is a specialist in producing technical textiles, especially elastic products for the medical sector.
Berthéas & Cie joined the Cheynet Group in 1989, and in 1990 its product range expanded with jacquard elastic waistbands for the fashion markets, making the company one of the leading European weavers for elastic ribbons.
Today 66 people work at the Saint-Chamond factory in the Loire region. The company reported €7.3 million in sales in 2017. Berthéas’ impressive production site is completely integrated with 140 different machines to meet the diverse needs of industry and specific products. The company is Oeko-Tex Class 1, REACH, and ASQUAL certified.
Collections are organised by market: orthopaedics, underwear, and sport and other technical applications. This cross-sector expertise guarantees that fashion articles benefit from a technical approach and, conversely, that technical products are stylish. As part of this concept, Berthéas continually invests in R&D to better combine functional properties with design.
The company exports a third of its output, primarily to Europe, North Africa, and China.