The Pyrenex story
Abel Crabos starts collecting feathers from markets and farms in the South-West of France
His son René Crabos joins him in the family business « Abel Crabos & Fils » based in Saint-Sever. As a rugby champion and captain of the French national team, René brings commitment, trust and solidarity values to the company
René’s wife, Marie Crabos, develops the first “solidarity” down vests for a purely humanitarian purpose : to protect from the cold French prisoners hailing from Saint-Sever. The vests are shipped to Germany throughout the Red Cross
André Crabos, René’s son, creates the first bedding workshops
Jean-Pierre Crabos, André’s brother, joins the company
Pyrenex is trademarked and the brand is created in July.
The name pays tribute to the nearby mountains, favourite expression ground for its products. The first sleeping bags are also created
Company’s industrialisation and development of the first technical down vests
The Authentic Jacket is born, an iconic product carrying Pyrenex DNA and know-how.
Édouard Crabos, Jean-Pierre’s son, takes the lead of the company and postitions the Pyrenex brand at the heart of the company’s strategy. Pyrenex consolidates its leading position on the bedding market while its clothing line makes a comeback with the down vest revival.
Collaborations with renowned fashion designers, Alexis Mabille and Alexandre Vauthier.
First Parisian flagship store
Pursuit of international growth (UK, Japan, Europe, Canade, USA)
Pyrenex celebrates 160 years
Opening of the first "Made in Saint-Sever" jacket workshop
Pyrenex returns to its origins by reinterpreting a mountain collection based on its partnership at the time with the famous Pyrenean mountaineer Louis Audoubert
Pyrenex is labeled a "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (EPV)