1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy 1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

In 1940, Jean-Marie Bonnefoy, father of current manager Marc Bonnefoy, became a craftsman in a small town of Haute-Loire, Les Villettes, in the area of Ste Sigolène. At that time, his business was based on the production of suspender belts and girdles, before he followed a textile movement, which brought him to the production of knitted fabric.

In 1972, Marc Bonnefoy took the control of the company, after his graduation from the textile school Diderot in Lyon. Boosted by this training in technical textile, he perpetuated the tradition of the mesh and developed the creation of fashion accessories, scarves, stoles, hats, berets, gloves, fingerless gloves, ponchos…

In 1981, the company Bonnefoy Créations was founded…

This company creates, produces and markets quality products. Besides using finest materials, we combine original threads in order to generate unusual creations. Bonnefoy Créations enjoys great flexibility in its production thanks to the proximity that exists within the various departments which permits a customized adaptation to the clients’ desires.

The secret of this unique « Bonnefoy » know-how lies in the combined use of ancient weaving looms and modern machines, associated with the hand-knitting of fancy threads. The strength of our company is, without doubt, years of practice of rich skills knowledge. The respect of tradition is guaranteed and it facilitates experience of options in order to present innovative and unique products each season.

Our designers work daily researching trends, materials, mesh points and designs in order to offer more original and innovative accessories. Fashionable adaptation and excellent technical control of the mesh are the key factor of the success of our products. We develop two collections each year designed for men and women. First a Spring/Summer collection and a second one for Autumn/Winter, which meet the needs of all customers, by combining stylishness, modernity and elegance.

Our commercial policy favours the creation of qualitative French products to satisfy our clients and to secure their loyalty. Our entire process, from conception through to production, takes place in France.
That’s why we guarantee the 100% Made in France quality of our accessories.

1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

On the road to the export…

Since 1997, Bonnefoy Créations has taken an international turn: until now, it didn’t have a presence in the export market but the company has grown quickly in world markets. It now exports its products not only to all the European countries but also to Asia and America. It currently has a presence in almost 30 countries.

1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy 1940: Jean-Marie Bonnefoy

The show must go on

Bonnefoy Créations welcomes Chloé, Marc Bonnefoy’s daughter, its 3rd generation. A new look and a dynamism, which will allow the company to explore new horizons and to follow this great and beautiful family tradition. Indeed, this small family company, which knew how to distance itself from others and make the right decisions to develop itself and to specialize as a leader in the fashion world, has not had its last word yet…