Awarded for excellence with the EPV label –       Living Heritage Compan Truly manufactured in France with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label

A unique French government distinction associates the recognition of exceptional expertise, transmission of knowhow and capacity to innovate. the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV, or Living Heritage Company) label aims to recognise companies whose strategy is aligned with these guiding principles.

Innovation and tradition: The main assets of French eyewear craft industry

The breading of these quality-based assets bring to each product a high added value, whose popularity extends worldwide. 

Facing growing global competition and trade globalisation, the EPV label contributes to recognising the quality of French products through the EPV commission and the signature of 2 Ministries. The EPV label was created with the support of public authorities to facilitate the identification of craftsmen and industries with rare expertise.

Based on a rigorous selection procedure, EPV’s objective is to highlight the technical excellence,creativity and cultural scope that stems from manufacturing activity. Among the distinguished companies are prestigious French manufactures in various specialisations from leather crafting, watch making, art furniture to eyewear manufacturing.

The EPV label: Supporting outstanding French talent

The label also aims to create a favourable environment for the development of those who authentically manufacture in France.

Thanks to its promotion of rare expertise, both traditional and innovative, the EPV label enhances the market attractiveness of companies representing true French manufacturing.

Since 2017, Gouverneur Audigier has benefited from this unique label and continues to defend the values ​​and excellence of French know-how and innovation through its quality frames.