A mark of recognition of the French State

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label

In 2013, the Tissage Art de Lys Company was awarded the EPV label (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant). The EPV label is allocated for five years by the Ministry for Economy, Industry and Employment, and is the single State award associated with recognising exceptional expertise.

For Tissage Art de Lys, this label represents authentic proof of quality internationally and rewards the skilled and exceptional craftsmanship of its staff.

Companies carrying the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label are distinguished by:

  • The possession of a specific economic heritage arising from manufacturing experience

  • The implementation of rare expertise founded on mastering traditional or highly technical processes

  • Commitment to a region

The procedure for awarding the EPV label is carried out by expert in adherence to strict legal guidelines. An independent National Commitee, comprising professionals who work tp promote pratices that guarantee excellence within their own industry, assesses and interprets the criteria for receiving the EPV label.

The file is examined by the Institut Supérieur des Métiers; government services in the region and competent consultative establishments are contacted for their opinion;an appraisal report is written; the companies are visited by professional experts; The National Comitee examines the files and the final decision is made by govermental ministers : the EPV selection process is a guarantee of their excellence.