Christèle MERTER

Founder & CEO

Gentle Factory


Christèle Merter started her career at the Promod buying center, then at Jules for 15 years. She then joined Happychic in 2012.

Christèle MERTER


The Gentle Factory was created within Happy Chic in 2013, driven by Christèle Merter, a textile engineer who graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries du Textile in Roubaix and is in charge of quality and sustainable development for the group.

In January 2019, La Gentle Factory leaves the Happychic group and becomes independent.

Convinced that another fashion is possible, Christèle Merter leads the daily activities, making her company and the people who work there grow.