Wishing to contribute to the national effort to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), we launched the manufacturing of reusable masks following the recommendations of AFNOR SPEC S76-001:2020 on April 14, 2020. Our masks, made in Europe, were intended to complete barrier gestures and social distancing rules.
After launching production, we had tests carried out with the French Institute of Textiles and Clothing (IFTH) and the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA). It turns out that our masks had air permeability as well as protective efficiency performance compatible with "category 1 mask" type use (individual mask for use by professionals in contact with the public). Our masks have been tested for 30 washes. Their permeability was 11 times greater than the required level.
Our masks have been distributed to state services and professionals in order to protect their constituents, employees and the population against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In particular, we delivered the masks to the prefecture and the sub-prefectures of the Brittany region, Guingamp-Paimpol Agglomeration, Lannion Trégor community, Leff Armor, the DDPP22 (Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations), the Dalkia Group (photo of the committee executive below), La Carsat as well as a good number of companies in various sectors (notaries, services, construction, etc.). We have also supplied many pharmacies, as many pledges of seriousness and valuable advice.
On July 13, 2020, our company was invited by Michèle Kirry, prefect of the Brittany region, to participate in an early National Day ceremony in Rennes (photo below). The opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women engaged in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are proud to have participated, on our scale, in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was a real challenge to react quickly to a crisis of such magnitude.
Since the end of 2020, we have stopped the production of masks to once again devote 100% of our production capacity to our marine clothing and our pea coats.