Odea is a French company specialized in accessories for lingerie, swimwear, the garment industry, and paramedical applications. Odea designs, develops, and manufactures fastening systems including hook and eye and snap tapes, underwire casings, and straight cut binding.
Odea was established in 2009, the result of a merger between two well known companies, Jabouley Corseterie and AFL. With the benefit of expertise and high-performance machines, the company offers 100% made in France items manufactured at its facility in Saint-Etienne.
Every year Odea produces more than 180 million fastening systems and over 140 million meters of underwire casing. In a few short years, it has become a European leader in the manufacture and commercialisation of corsetry and swimwear accessories. It has its own integrated, automated dyeing unit equipped with a colour development lab, and the Colour Solutions Department comes up with more than 1,000 customized shades yearly. Thanks to its innovative R&D department, Odea can accept special orders and work with customers on specific projects.
Odea is active on international markets and exports account for 50 percent of sales. It uses a network of about 20 agents to sell its products throughout Europe as well as in Asia, the United States, and Latin America.