The GFF association was launched in 2008 during the economic crisis. Its initial objective was to defend the interests of French manufacturers and set up a better dialogue with order-givers.

The GFF is financed by its members’ dues and subsidies from the Comité de Développement et de Promotion de l’Habillement (committee for the development and promotion of clothing)(DEFI).

Today the association’s mission is to bring together and defend the interests of companies in the French clothing and textile industry. The main activities of the companies concerned by its actions are manufacturing, providing services or doing other activities connected to the industry. The GFF is the national representative of their interests and a privileged spokesperson for political or administrative entities.

The GFF is a member of the Union Française des Industries Mode et Habillement (French union of fashion and clothing industries) (UFIMH). It is recognized by the public authorities and by various national and regional organizations.

The GFF is committed to:

  • Balancing out and perpetuating client-supplier relationships.
  • Resolving competitive disputes between companies.
  • Promoting and encouraging, in France and abroad, the quality and reputation of products with French origin as well as the skills associated with them.
  • Reacting collectively when confronted with structural or contractual difficulties met by its members.

The GFF manages the House of Know-How and Creation whose team manages the global sourcing directory: THE PLATFORM OF SHAPERS..

Service offer
Mediation in client – supplier relationships

The GFF is committed to resolving inter-company disagreements and helping to rebalance and perennialize client-supplier relationship.

He is also the interlocutor of the Mediation Inter-Enterprise:

Trade fair subsidies

The Group helps its members benefit from subsidies when they participate in professional trade shows:

- Made in France Première Vision trade show (Paris)

- Première Vision Manufacturing trade show (Paris / New-York)

- Mode in France trade show (Tokyo)

Financed by the DEFI, these subsidies are negotiated annually

Labels and markings to assert origin

Le GFF est partie prenante dans la mise en place du label Origine France Garantie (OFG).

The GFF is involved in setting up the Origine France Garantie - guaranteed French origin ((OFG) label. As vice-président of the PRO-France association that has this label, Jacques MARTIN- LALANDE works in close collaboration with Yves JEGO.

Themed work groups

The GFF facilitates reflections and initiates proposals to benefit its members.  We note the collective dynamics committed to :

- Preserving the transmission of know-how

- General Sales Conditions

- Les Conditions Générales de Vente (CGV)

- Trainings

Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création

The GFF runs the Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création. This entity organizes support missions to represent French companies* in the national and international markets. It also accompanies brands and designers in their collection processes, production management, logistics, etc.

The Maison relays information thanks to its network and ties in the industry.

*Companies affected by the affected tax paid to the DEFI.

Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création

Qualifying members of the Group benefit from a prestigious locale in the heart of Paris that lets them organize work meetings or make appointments with clients.

Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création

Since 2016, the GFF has launched a dialogue with the Chambre:

  • About relationships between order-givers and manufacturers
  • About strategic orientations of luxury brands that may have an impact on manufacturers

President : M. Jacques MARTIN-LALANDE, president of FIM and vice-président of the Pro France association

Vice-President: : Mme Sylvie CHAILLOUX, director of Textile du Maine and president of Mode Grand Ouest

Vice-President: : M. Tony HERBLOT, director of the Socovet and ACM companies

Treasurer:  : M. Jean-Yves PAPIN, director of Pact Europact and president of APHO

Treasurer:  : M. Luc BETHUS, director of LG couture


Address: : 8 rue Montesquieu - 75001 Paris


Association of the law of 1 July 1901 registered with the Paris Police Prefecture No. W751212119 - Member of the French Union of Fashion and Apparel Industries (UFIMH)

For more information contact Mme Guénola du HALGOUËT, director of the Maison du Savoir-Faire et de la Création

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