Our partners

Unions, organisations and professional associations


AFTIC is a French association for footwear industry engineers. SCF supports the CTC (leather technical centre) in the operation of the association.

The Fédération Française des Dentelles et Broderies (French Federation of Lace and Embroidery) has its roots in the great medieval corporations. It was founded in 1935, bringing together four professional sectors:

- Groupmain - the national organisation of handmade lace, embroidery and trimmings

- Association Professionnelle des Broderies Mécaniques (Professional Association of Machine Embroidery) - Caudry, Villers-Outréaux and Saint-Quentin

- Association Professionnelle des Dentelles Leavers (Leavers Professional Lace Association) - Calais and Caudry

- Association Professionnelle des Dentelles aux Fuseaux Mécaniques (Professional Association of Lace Braiding Looms) - Puy en Velay and region

MODE GRAND OUEST supports the work of fashion companies, values their assets and provides practical support in adapting to the future through high quality services.

The Union des Industries Textiles (Union of Textile Industries) is a trade union founded in 1900 which represents and defends the interests of companies working in the textile industry in France.

The Rhône-Alpes textile and flexible materials competitivity hub

R3iLab (the network for non-technological innovation in industry) is a network for textile, fashion and creative industry professionals in general. It sets up, hosts and organises a range of activities and projects aimed at promoting innovation, particularly non-technological, in businesses. SCF is working on two projects with R3iLab.

Humanitarian work

Tricoteuses du cœur (knitters with heart) purchases and recovers wool and cotton so that volunteers can knit wool squares and cotton strips to make blankets, baby clothes and children’s hats for humanitarian purposes.

A Living Heritage Enterprise

Living Heritage Enterprise (EPV) status is awarded by the French government to companies with outstanding artisanal and industrial expertise. Granted for a period of five years, this award unites manufacturers who are committed to excellence in their trade and products.
The process of granting EPV status is led by experts. Criteria for granting EPV status are evaluated and interpreted by a national independent commission composed of professionals who demonstrate excellence in their own area of expertise. The Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM) is in charge of providing the secretariat for the national commission for Living Heritage Enterprises and the processing of applications for EPV status.
The selection process for Living Heritage Enterprises guarantees the excellence of awardees.

Educational Institutions



The Higher Institute of Applied Arts is a private institute of higher and further education which provides training for designers, graphic designers and fashion designers.
We carry out research projects using SCF materials. During the 2016-2017 academic year, we also donated cords, braids and ropes to pupils and students.

Cholet Fashion School: Is a centre of excellence for budding fashion designers and experts.
SCF worked with a team of students for their project « envie d’entreprendre » (desire for entrepreneurship). They created clutch bags with the products we donated.

The Rhine University of the Arts (HEAR) was founded in January 2011 when the University of Decorative Arts (ESADS) in Strasbourg, the University of Art in Mulhouse (Le Quai) and the higher education section of the Strasbourg Conservatoire amalgamated into a single institute of higher education in the arts.
In 2018, we provided cords and elastic to Héloïse and Lisa for their project.

The Higher National School for Industrial Design (ENSCI-Les Ateliers) is the only institute of its kind dedicated to industrial design and to design. We donated cords in partnership with Première Vision Accessories to facilitate design projects.
We have hosted an Itech apprentice for several years to provide training in the field of textile engineering. The Textile and Chemical Institute in Lyon is one of the 207 French engineering schools whose diploma is recognised by the French Engineering Education Committee.

Designers

Amaury Poudray is a European design entrepreneur inspired by travel and exploration. “Networks” recognises specific expertise, both French and international, in design with companies, organisations and leaders who are building the world of tomorrow. SCF and Amaury have worked together on several projects with other companies such as the Sac CABA and Banc 3.0.



François Azambourg is an inventor who creates his own materials and prototypes. Widely known for his contributions at various trade fairs, he is renowned for his light, simple and refined art. SCF has worked on several projects with him such as the Tabouret Tabcord.


Nelly Hay
Nelly Hay
Joseph Malinge
Joseph Malinge
Sara Revil
Sara Revil
Franck Sorbier
Franck Sorbier


Amaury Poudray
Amaury Poudray
Chimène Doffenies
Chimène Doffenies
Wendy Andreu
Wendy Andreu
N. Kréa
N. Kréa