This post was written by Anaïs Niobey
La Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche presents in its shop windows a selection of “Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant” (EPV) or “Living Heritage Companies” based in Normandy.
The EPV label is a distinction awarded by the French government to honour French companies for outstanding craftsmanship and industrial excellence.
Since its creation in 2005, the EPV label has highlighted unique companies that know how to reconcile innovation and tradition, know-how and creation, work and passion, heritage and the future, local and international. This state label is attached to the Ministry of Economy and Finance and awarded by the regional prefects. The State entrusted the management of this label to the INMA (National Institute for Arts & Crafts) in 2019.
Awarded for a period of five years, the EPV label is the only state distinction awarded to a company for all its activity and guaranteeing the excellence of its know-how.
Today, 1488 companies hold this label in France including 70 in Normandy.
Amongst those 70 companies, we would like to thank the ones that have very generously lent us objects to put on display in our shop windows:
- L’Atelier du Cuivre, copperware company based in Villedieu-les-Poêles (Manche),
- Les Ateliers Aubert-Labansat, specialists in the restoration of historical buildings based in Coutances (Manche),
- Chaudrolux, specialized in high-end decorative and artistic metalwork in Sainte-Cécile (Manche)
- La Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent, dedicated to the fabrication of magnificent potteries in Bavent (Calvados)
- Lehodey Vanibois, weaver of wicker in Rémilly-sur-Lozon (Manche)
- Simon Frères, supplies equipment for the food industry from Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Manche)
Come have a look at our shop windows on 71 Halkett Place and let us know what you think!