By  on February 1, 2012

PARIS — Sofama, a French leather goods manufacturer which supplies Louis Vuitton, has offered to buy ailing lingerie brand Lejaby’s last manufacturing facility in France in a move likely to save dozens of jobs threatened by the factory’s planned closure.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the luxury group which owns Louis Vuitton, said it had pledged to place a long-term order with Sofama if its offer is accepted, in a bid to safeguard employment at the plant in Yssingeaux. The plant has become a focus for political debate in the run-up to French presidential elections in April.

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