VDS GROUP

A specialist in household linen, the VDS Group is one of France’s leading players in the household linen sector. In 2019, it employed about 200 people based in Nieppe and Paris and the Group distributes its products throughout France and over 40 countries worldwide.

HISTORY

Joseph Vanderschooten founded the company which bears his name in 1947 in Armentières in northern France. Originally a textile weaver, the company Vanderschooten soon developed into manufacturing, to become one of the leading players in the household linen sector, both in France and worldwide.

Through the years, the VDS Group has expanded by acquiring companies with unique expertise:

  • Alexandre Turpault : the Group’s exclusive brand, creator of fine bed linen, table linen, bathroom linen and home accessories in linen, cotton-linen mix and cotton.
  • Coucke : brand specialised in kitchen linen, table linen and kitchen accessories.
  • ITC : a manufacturer of table and bathroom linen for the Essix brand and many licences: Nina Ricci, Designers Guild.
  • Norlinge Ensemblier Textile : service provider in textile and household linen. Norlinge supplies hotels, the tourism industry and local authorities.

VALUES

Quality, Innovation and Flexibility are the core values that lead the design, manufacturing and marketing of the VDS Group’s collections.
Its history and experience has led the VDS Group to attach high importance to the quality of materials, the selection of fibres, the requirements of weaving and flawless making-up.
Constant concern for the satisfaction of our customers and partners is what motivates our teams.
Our experience and expertise help us to meet your expectations to the greatest extent possible, offering you a high quality product and an adapted, rapid and efficient service.

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

The VDS Group’s distribution network operates through a large number of retailers, department stores and stockists. It continues to expand with the opening of new Essix stores and retail spaces and the development of online sales of household linen for the Alexandre Turpault brand.

Through its brands and licences, the VDS Group markets Bed linen, Table Linen, Bathroom Linen and accessories for the bedroom and kitchen.

The Group also pursues B2B activities specialising in household linen, supplying local authorities and hotel and catering establishments (Norlinge).

Since 2008, the group developed a line of linen for the luxury hotel segment with the Alexandre Turpault Hotel Collection.

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