The strengths of the sector

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Stéphane Kélian
The sales outlet, the last link in the chain, is the place where the customer can touch, test, and adopt the leather item. As a result of its diversity, the material itself requires the...

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Maison Fabre
France is recognised as being the birthplace of glove-making. Saint-Junien, Millau and Grenoble are the historic home of the industry, where traditional firms perpetuate skill and expertise...

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Karine Arabian
Although the sector also includes saddlery (automobile, nautical sectors), it is in the fashion world that French leather goods really shine. Bags – that natural extension of the body –...

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Thomas Lieuvin
French footwear takes many forms: top-of-the-range craftsmanship, luxury, podo-orthotics, as well as mainstream manufacturing, for which there is also a real tradition. One only has to...

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Tannerie Dupire
French skins are the obvious choice, right from the start. They come from four regions - Rhône-Alpes, Alsace-Lorraine, Aquitaine and Midi Pyrenees - where tanners work with large skins (...
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