Posted on Feb 23, 2019 2021 at 14:30Updated Feb 23, 2019 2021 at 14:33
R-Pur is a bit like the story of sailing against the tide which suddenly found itself under strong winds. When in 2016 Flavien Hello and Matthieu Lecuyer created their start-up with the ambition of marketing an antipollution mask entirely made in France, there were many doubts. However, five years and a viral pandemic later, the two entrepreneurs are preparing to embark on the Asian market to sell to the Chinese, capitalizing on their appeal for premium products made in France.
But to get there, the young shoot had to face many obstacles. Already, at the end of 2019, it suffered supply disruptions that did not allow it to honor all of its orders for masks dedicated to motorcyclists and cyclists wishing to protect themselves against nanoparticles present in the atmosphere of large urban centers.