- Our story
CANDIDE is a technical outerwear, textile and accessories brand. Designed by Candide Thovex, one of the most creative and unconventional freeskiers, the collections are sustainably crafted by passionate professionals who bring Candide’s vision to life. The focus is on timeless style, functionality and quality.
CANDIDE seeks to create products that allow skiers and snowboarders to express their creativity to the fullest. CANDIDE is available online internationally, at the CANDIDE STORE in La Clusaz, and in our network of trusted retailers.
About the products
Concept & Design
The CANDIDE collection is a testament functionality, performance, and sustainable quality. Every item was conceptualized, designed, and pieced together in close collaboration with Candide Thovex.
With a lifetime of experience on the snow and working with a handful of passionate professionals in their fields, Candide’s mission was to offer something different to the market, keeping a few key directives in mind.
In an era of overdesigned product, Candide wanted to take things back to the essentials. In that sense, he followed a top down approach, to get rid of the unnecessary. This resulted in concepts that would answer those needs, designed with timeless appeal and produced with the utmost respect for the environment.
CANDIDE’s production process is no different. Keeping their values at the forefront of the production process, the brand has carefully selected world-renown partners that can bring its vision to life while combining quality and durability with ethical purpose.
The Candide collection is crafted with key words in mind: durable performance. CANDIDE’s approach to durability is a reflection of the longevity we wish to achieve with snow sports in their environment. To minimize our environmental impact, we work with organic, recycled and reused fabrics, and align our production process with these principles. With that in mind, we focus on performance and feel, to offer high-quality, comfortable product providing total freedom of movement.
We are proud to work with Bio PET polyester materials, made from crystalized sugar cane extracts which are transformed into Bio Green materials. This process has 25% less CO2 emissions. 57% Bio Green; 43% recycled polyester.
Elevated comfort in the face of extreme conditions, Primaloft insulators protect against extreme cold and stifling heat and are ideal for variable mountain weather conditions... Millions of air pockets form a thermal blockade, locking out the discomfort of harsh temperatures. Designed for longevity, Primaloft Insulators are made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials and are flexible, waterproof and lightweight.
Premium polyester yarns made of 100% recycled PET plastic are used for their hydrophobic properties, to repel moisture and to quicken dry times. The lofted structures create thermal air pockets to retain warmth, and still allow optimal breathability. Polartec® synthetic fleece is the most dependable, versatile fleece fabric around.
Lighter Merino wool with greater strength, recovery and durability. Global Merino works with development partners that create a durable and breathable yarn that has a nylon core yarn encased in 100% wool fibers. This gives fabrics the durability of synthetic fibers with the properties of Merino Wool.
For the rest of our fabrics, we only use organic cottons and recycled polyesters, to minimize as much as possible our environmental impact.
CUSTOMER SURVEY FALL-WINTER 2021/22
At CANDIDE, our community is our priority and our goal is to meet our customers' expectations through every aspect of our products and services. To help us achieve this, we sent satisfaction surveys to 100% of our e-commerce customers throughout the 21/22 winter season. All the respondents over this period were able to freely share their opinion in order to help us identify areas for improvement for the future.
We are extremely grateful to our community for their commitment and the quality of their feedback on CANDIDE. In a process of transparency, we openly share the results of our surveys to allow anyone to easily access the feedback of our customers.