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 (cows, calves, bulls) and tawyers work with smaller animals (goats, lambs, exotic skins). These specialists are passionate about their material and have become expert suppliers and real partners within the luxury sector and niche markets. They are well aware of the need to become a “clean industry” and are constantly reinventing the material. They produce hides for the fashion and upholstery markets, promising sectors with dedicated development teams.