In the spotlight
The story of a man, a team and a group: the genesis of TopTex
Almost 30 years ago, Laurent Marti founded TopTex, a distributor of personalisable textiles and accessories for professionals that has now become the market leader in France and Benelux.
What is the secret of this lasting growth? A visionary founder who listens to the market and is always ready to challenge the status quo, Laurent has been careful, since the very start, to surround himself with partners who share the same passion.
Not to be missed!
Your guide to the seven techniques of textile marking
Screen printing, embroidery, transfer, direct printing… How do you choose the right printing technique and what questions should you ask?
Let’s take a close-up look at the various textile personalisation processes, with our advice and recommendations for suitable products.
How to choose and look after a softshell jacket?
Have you heard about softshell jackets? The name softshell is used to describe a specific, extremely versatile and incredibly practical fabric. The ambition was to create a technical jacket that combines the advantages of fleece jackets with a water-repellent coating, while offering maximum comfort.
The K-Loop project: when textiles go hand in hand with a circular economy
15%. This is the average percentage of fabric that is thrown away when a textile item is cut out. And behind this figure, which is (too) high, is the waste of other resources: water in particular, energy, textile fibres and other waste, not to mention the products, sometimes toxic for the soil, that are used in the processes to manufacture clothing, bags or pairs of shoes.
Kimood and Kariwala, a partnership woven around strong values
This time we want to shine the spotlight on a collaboration that is close to our hearts, one that has existed for 12 years between the Kimood brand (KARIBAN BRANDS group) and the Kariwala factory, in India. This partnership was instigated by Matteo Borri, brand...
What workwear garments are essential for warehouse handlers?
The perfect professional partner, workwear has become indispensable: suitable for different situations, conditions and temperatures, and, when selected properly, capable of providing comfort and safety.
For all these reasons, this type of clothing is specific and needs to be chosen carefully.
Toptex guide: choosing the right t-shirt for personalisation
At Toptex, your satisfaction is our priority, which is why we’ve come up with this article to help you choose the right t-shirt for personalisation, depending on the needs of your customers.
Behind the scenes at Toptex with BFM TV
A few weeks ago, the BFM TV teams paid us a visit at our premises in Villeneuve-lès-Bouloc, in the south west of France.
Why? To film a report on the Toptex group, in which Laurent Marceau (CEO) and Frédéric Stephan (Commercial Network Team Leader) talk about our positioning, our operations, our products and our plans for the future!
Toptex guide: choosing the right polo shirt
Did you know? The invention of the polo shirt dates back to the 1920s. At that time, tennis players wore a shirt and pressed trousers, an outfit that was hardly ergonomic and especially hard to put up with in the heat. This led to the idea of creating a type of short...
Toptex returns to the Premium Sourcing trade show!
On 7 and 8 September 2022, Toptex was in Paris! Premium Sourcing is an annual trade show based around corporate gifts, advertising objects and advertising textiles. More than 120 exhibitors attended to present their innovations and flagship collections. What better...