Specializing in cross-training clothing, DROMFit relocated to Montpellier’s Garosud business park in late 2019. The young company is focusing on a dual goal to integrate its manufacturing and also transition towards a cooperative approach.
“Montpellier, Positive Industry”Other big changes are also taking place, as DROMFit’s five partners want to build a responsible and committed company.
Whereas most printing is handled in Garosud at this time, textiles come from abroad. “We are evaluating real production costs in order to assess whether it would be possible to switch to entirely local production. We share the Positive Industry vision launched by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole.”
“We think more about our impact as we mature. Our new facilities give us an opportunity to see how well it works to integrate manufacturing directly in our workshop. We have already produced small series of products,” says Kevin Coulm.
For the past year, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has been leading its “Montpellier, Positive Industry” approach to assist industry companies seeking to have positive economic, social, and ecological impact on the territory. In that context, Drom Sport is also transforming its legal status to become a “Scop” cooperative and participative company, a worker cooperative status in France.
“We want everyone who works at the company to be associated and involved with the adventure, like a tailor with extraordinary expertise. We want our people to be the owners of their work,” confirms Kevin Coulm.
Watch a video featuring the Drom Sport facility and team in Garosud: https://youtu.be/kWlxaCC8tis