In Montceau-les-Mines, the Perrin Manufacture welcomes you for the guided tour of a unique factory in France, awarded with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) label of excellence for industrial know-know.
Enter the fascinating world of the last family business specialized in the production of socks and tights 100% Made In France.
A unique legacy from the past
Founded in 1924 by Francis Perrin, the fourth-generation family-ran sock factory perpetuates the French manufacturing tradition and an exceptional know-how for the most prestigious French luxury brands.
Making a statement of producing 100% of its creations in France, traditionally made using the finest materials, the Manufacture Perrin’s signature brands feature Berthe Aux Grands Pieds, Dagobert à l'envers and La Chaussette française whilst collaborating with prestigious French fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Jacadi.
Every day, the factory produces 4500 socks, ready to be shipped across France and around the world for the comfort and the pleasure of cosy feet.
A fascinating discovery for all
The guided tour of the Manufacture offers a captivating experience for everyone, plunging visitors into the daily life of a factory, with its operating machines and workers in action. From graphic design to creation, from knitting to pairing, from packaging to shipping, every stage of production can be observed here.
Visitors attend demonstrations on various workstations, meeting the men and women in charge of the production chain and quality control. Pedagogical and accessible to all, the visit allows real interactions with the staff and tour guide. A great excuse to spend time with friends and family in an unusual environment providing a shared learning experience!
The Perrin Manufacture’s designer shop
At the end of the visit, you are invited to enter a spacious industrial type warehouse, a fitting space for the impeccably designed clothing and products of the Perrin Manufacture’s very own shop. Step in the temple of trends, brands and fashion designers Made in France for a chance to find – obviously – the perfect pair of socks, but also multi-coloured tights, stockings and all kind of clothing creations.
The Perrin Manufacture’s own brands including Berthe Aux Grands Pieds, Chaussettes Perrin 1924, Dagobert à l’envers and La Chaussette Française mingle with other famous French brands such as Le Slip Français, Chemises Gauthier or Saint-James, with respect for tradition and French excellence.
The perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a cosy pair of socks or bring back an original gift 100% Made in France!