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The Haas Tanneries took up residence in 1842 in Mittelbergheim, Alsace. Since then, six generations have succeeded at the head of the company, perpetuating unique know-how. From raw hide to finished leather, the factory gives pride of place to French calfskin - it is one of the last five calf tanneries in France - and works up to 750 hides per day. Report by Leather Fashion Design translated from French and edited by Richard Smith of APLF.
Luxury group Kering has announced that it will make a contribution to a restoration project at one of Florence’s most famous buildings, the Palazzo Vecchio, reports Leatherbiz.
Luxury group LVMH announced on January 7 that its bid to acquire US brand Tiffany was complete, reports Leatherbiz.
Based in Graulhet, France, since 1936, the Hiriar company bears witness to nearly 85 years of experience in the hide and skins trade, writes Emma Roesslinger of Leather Fashion Design. More specifically, its services revolve around three types of activities: the sale of finished leather; the marketing of unfinished hides and that of chemicals and plants used for tanning (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut, and so on.
A senior figure in the French leather industry has said he welcomes the opportunity to enter into discussions about leather that public criticism of the industry can present.
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