A standard is a technical specification, approved by a recognised standardisation body, for common and repeated use, compliance with which is not mandatory.
It may be adopted at international, European or domestical level. ISO, EN and/or NF can define the standard.
Compliance of a product with one or more standards is identified by the marking:
To find out more about standards: RÉGLEMENT (UE) No 1025/2012
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an equipment designed and manufactured to be worn or held by a person to minimize exposure to hazards for that person’s health or safety.
There are three categories of PPE according to the risk involved:
Category I: superficial mechanical injury, contact with mild cleaning products or prolonged contact with water,interaction with hot surfaces whose temperature don’t exceed 50°C, damage caused to the visual organs as a result of abnormal sunlight exposure (other than that incurred while observing the sun), atmospheric circumstances that are not of an extreme nature.
Category II : includes risks others than those listed in categories I and III.
Category III : includes exclusively the risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death and irreversible harm to the user’s health, for example: hazardous substances and mixtures, oxygen-deficient environments, toxic biological agents, ionising radiation, high-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of +100 °C or more, low-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of -50 °C or less, falling from a height, electric shock, live-line work, drowning, cutting by a hand-held chainsaw, high-pressure jets, bullet or knife wounds, harmful noise.
To find out more about PPE: REGLEMENT (UE) 2016/425 du 9 mars 2016
Where necessary, the employer provides workers with appropriate personal protective equipment and, in the event of particularly unsanitary or dirty work, appropriate workwear. The employer must ensure they are used properly
Personal protective equipment and workwear stated in article R. 4321-4 are provided free of charge by the employer who must ensure they work properly and keep them in good condition with any necessary services, repairs and replacements.
These requirements do not affect supply terms for personal protective equipment as per article L. 1251-23 for temporary workers.
Any measures implemented for health and safety at work should not result in any expense from workers.
Personal protective equipment and workwear, whoever the user, must comply with the applicable technical rules of conception and construction when put into service in the establishment, including in relation to the user manual.
These provisions shall not preclude the application of the rules of use laid down in Chapter IV.
In terms of PPE, employers must ensure it adheres to regulations and must replace any PPE that is worn out.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is also subject to more stringent washing traceability. In the event of an inspection, employers must provide an up-to-date register of the number of times each garment has been washed.
Damaged protective equipment for any reason, including the mere fact that the risk against which they are intended has arisen and that the repair of which is not likely to guarantee the level of protection prior to the damage, shall be immediately replaced and discarded.
Our MOQ is 50 pieces per model for available materials and colours.
In case of a specific production (material and/or colour), the MOQ is 1,000 pieces for knitwear, 300 to 500 for trousers, jackets or parkas.
First of all, it is important to understand that the production cycle of a garment is 6 to 12 months. To reduce this lead time, the various operators in the sector anticipate by building up stocks of raw materials (fibres, yarns), semi-finished products (unbleached or dyed textiles) and by entering into annual supply contracts. Depending on the case, the lead times are as follows:
- Garment in stock in our warehouse: 72hrs
- Fabric in stock in our workshop: 2 to 4 months depending on the quantities and model
- Fabric not available in our workshop: 4 to 6 months depending on the quantities and model. Technical fabrics and knits may require additional time.
It is therefore important to anticipate your needs if you require a product with specific performances and/or colour.
There is no miracle solution for this sizing issue, but simply some recommendations:
- Follow the measurement guidelines available on request and refer to the measurement sheet of the model
- When in doubt, select the next size up and take into account shrinkage caused by washing of 2 to 5%, depending on the material
- Do not rely on the size previously purchased from another manufacturer
- Take into account the specificities of the model: the presence or absence of an elasticated waistband and/or stretch fibres, the number of sizes available in the model (the greater the number of sizes, the better the fit of the model).
La durée de vie d’un vêtement est liée à sa qualité initiale, le soin pris par le propriétaire lors de l’utilisation, et l’entretien.
The lifespan of a garment is linked to its initial quality, the care taken by the owner during use, and maintenance.
The origin and monitoring of our supplies guarantee a lifespan that exceeds international standards. For PPE, it is common for performance durability to exceed the number of washes indicated on the AET. By examining the test reports, you will be able to better understand the lifespan.
It is essential to follow the care instructions on the label and for PPE to refer to the instructions in the user manual.
Following these instructions and taking care of your garment will make a difference.