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Innovation is the company’s “driving force”, anticipating the market requirements of the future.

Guy Cotten innovates continuously

1964
1964

Creation of the ROSBRAS Jacket.

1964
1964

Creation of the ROSBRAS Jacket.  Guy Cotten creates the Rosbras Jacket at a time when sailing schools are looking for the waterproof features of a smock and the advantages of a jacket. This revolutionizes clothing at the time and remains the company's emblem.  The principle of this double self-grip flap is now frequently used. We even see copies and near counterfeits that sometimes require us to take legal action.

1989
1989

Guy Cotten takes over PIEL

1989
1989

Continuing to attach importance to safety at sea, Guy Cotten takes over PIEL, the only French manufacturer of survival suits for the Merchant Navy. These IMO SOLAS certified survival suits are taken on board boats sailing the world over.

1964
1991

Creation of the OTARIE swimsuit

1964
1991

Sees the creation of the OTARIE swimsuit. This real swimsuit with insulating properties makes "bathing” a pleasure 8 months out of 12. Today, the OTARIE is made of HOT SKIN, a surprising fabric similar to standard Neoprene, but that is finer, lighter, suppler and more comfortable.

1993
1993

Launch of the TPS suit

1993
1993

This item of clothing is the result of our expertise in survival suits and it offers skippers a completely revolutionary manoeuvring suit: the TPS is supple, light, thermally insulated, waterproof, and buoyant, allowing you to sail in foul weather as well as functioning as a survival suit if the worst should happen. It has saved many a sailor in distress in the middle of the ocean. Guy Cotten also perfects a really exceptional Triathlon suit: the VITO-T. Gone is the difficulty of undressing. This is done as you run. The secret is to unfasten it from the top by pulling on the zip slider. This immediately opens the suit. Triathletes like the time this saves.

2003
2003

Bocage Trousers - registered design

2003
2003

Bocage Trousers - Registered design - One size all-weather trousers. These trousers suit practically everyone and fit people sized between XS and XL! It is a one size pair of trousers for all the standard sizes. This concept makes it easier to manage company stocks. It also exists in a High Visibility version: Mac’adam Trousers. 

2006
2006

The “MAGIC” Hood - registered design

2006
2006

The “MAGIC” Hood - registered design - Innovation award. The only hood to move with your head. Better still, it follows all your movements.  A few adjustments give you unimpeded wide-angled vision. The “MAGIC” hood is Effective, and provides greater Safety and Comfort.

2007
2007

ISOLATECH - patented system

2007
2007

ISOLATECH - patented system - An insulation technique for completely waterproof and extremely comfortable all-weather gear! In traditional all-weather gear, condensation is a natural phenomenon triggered by a significant difference between the outside temperature and the body temperature. The Isolatech process greatly improves the user’s comfort. Inspired by double-glazing, condensation is reduced considerably! Nominated for the “2009 Dame in Amsterdam.”

2011
2011

The ROLLO, waterproof holdall

2011
2011

2011 : The ROLLO, the clever waterproof holdall for travelling!  The ROLLO HOLDALL is born! A clever adaptation of the semi-waterproof holdall on a removable trolley, it is particularly handy on pontoons and also in airport concourses and at the station! The large range of semi-waterproof holdalls has been very successful on board transoceanic racing boats and is also used by keen sailors for regattas and cruising! It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes with the AO, DUO, ROLLO, UNO, MINO holdalls and the NANO holdall, like a handbag for small tools.

2013
2013

HybridPro+,  the New Generation of All-Weather Gear!

2013
2013

HybridPro+,  the New Generation of All-Weather Gear! Mastering the assembly of two fabrics reputed to be “incompatible” was a real technological feat. A breathable fabric had never been united durably with a PVC fabric before!

The areas of the clothing subject to the most wear at work are made of PVC fabrics, tried and tested for their toughness and long life (Nylpêche, Cap-coz).      In other areas, at the back and at the top, Dremtech+, a highly breathable fabric used by people making a living from the sea, makes it more comfortable. In terms of working comfort, this is spectacular progress, combining the lightness, breathability and flexibility of Dremtech+ with the durability of PVC! Work clothes become BREATHABLE and TOUGH!

Innovation is a daily concern. For example, since the company was created, the bib & braces has evolved regularly and considerably to meet the highly demanding requirements of professional users.  It has been the subject of multiple innovative and effective details that make it a reference for fishermen today.

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