Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant

Made in France showcased by the EPV label – Living Heritage Company

"Made in France” clearly shown with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label

A unique French government distinction associated with the recognition of exceptional expertise, the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV, or Living Heritage Company) label aims to highlight businesses whose products are made in France, in order to boost growth.


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

Alongside its position among the world’s biggest manufacturing powers, France harnesses rare and traditional expertise, often linked to art and culture, as well as strong technological innovation.

Within companies, the cultivation of these quality-based assets makes for the detailed manufacture products of high added value, whose popularity extends worldwide. This is not limited to products from the fashion, beauty, interior design and gastronomy sectors, but also professional, optical and leisure equipment, plus the production of prototypes, make up some of France’s leading industries.

"Made in France” needs to be recognised within manufacturing

Faced with growing global competition and trade globalisation, recognising the quality of French products is not straightforward. The EPV label was created with the backing 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 goldsmiths and silversmiths Christofle instrument-makers , Bois d'Harmonie cutlery-makers , Graveline and caterers Potel et Chabot .

The EPV label: Supporting outstanding French talent

The label also aims to create a favourable environment for the development of those who "Made in France”. There are also several additional processes, such as export accompanying documents and international communication.

In terms of operation, tax arrangements help relay expertise between generations, while partnerships improve the financing of growth initiatives within companies.

Thanks to its promotion of rare expertise, both traditional and innovative, the EPV label enhances the market attractiveness of companies representing "Made in France”.