Our story

Armor-lux was founded in 1938 with a commitment to produce the highest quality knits from its factories in the celtic region of Britany, France. Today we are one of the largest apparel manufacturers in France with a global distribution network.

AUTHENTIC BRETON MANUFACTURER

Michel Gueguen & Jean Guy Le Floch Director & CEO Armor-lux

1938

Bonneterie d’Armor was founded in Quimper, by a Swiss engineer, Walter Hubacher, to produce high quality underwear and ‘marinieres’, that were sold under the Armor-Lux brand.

1965

The company adds a dyeing machine to its knitting lines, and achieves a completely vertically integrated production in order to guarantee the highest quality.

1970

Creation of the first ready-to-wear collections.

1993

The compagny is taken over by two Breton businessmen, Jean-Guy Le Floch and Michel Gueguen, driven by a single will : perpetuate both the employment and the textile industry in Brittany.

2004

A third production and logistics facility opens in Quimper as the group diversifies. Besides its underwear and fashion activities, Armor-Lux becomes a major supplier in France for corporate apparel.

2011

The company becomes one of the very few European textile firm to hold an in-house accredited testing laboratory.

2017

Armor-Lux now has 50 stores all over France and just opened its second store in Germany. It exports its authentic quality garments inspired by the sea to more than 20 countries.

Armor-Lux can also be found at some of the best independent stores as well as major fashion destination stores including Galeries Lafayette, BHV Marais, Manufactum, la Rinascente, mrporter.com, endclothing.com among others.

Our values

IN A GLOBALIZED AND RISKY ENVIRONMENT, ARMOR-LUX CONTINUES TO KEEP QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT THE HEART OF ITS STRATEGY AND ACTIVITIES.

Labels and certifications

  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for the safety of skin-friendly clothing since 2005.
  • Fairtrade / Max Havelaar for fairtrade cotton since 2005.
  • GOTS (organic cotton) since 2008.
OEKO-TEX
GOTS

Social responsability

Since 2004, Armor Lux supports the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which it is a co-founder.

Its strong social responsibility commitments are today reflected by its compliance at high level to the ISO 26000 standard.