Magazine
11.29.18

BLUE IS THE COLOR OF JEAN ROUSSEAU

By Jacques Bordier

Blue is not like any other color. To begin with, it is a symbol of patience, abnegation, even wisdom: quietly ignored from Antiquity to the middle of the medieval ages, it surprisingly ended up becoming Western civilization’s favorite color.

11.08.18

Watch straps, ultimate form of leather art

by Anaïs Bordier

The history of our Manufacture starts in 1954, in Besancon, French capital of watchmaking at the time. The name of the company wasn’t Manufacture Jean Rousseau but COBRA, for “Compagnie des Bracelets” (watch straps company) and was dedicated to creating watch stra …

09.27.18

The “Made in France” label, a key ethical commitment for Jean Rousseau

by Jacques Bordier

While the “Made in France” label is often associated to products that are barely French, we, at Jean Rousseau, give full value to the label. A rare fact in our activity is that we manage the whole process – from the creation to the production of our Jean Rousseau …

06.13.18

PITTI UOMO, EPJH: COME MEET US AT A TRADE FAIR!

by Anaïs Bordier

From June 12-15, we will expose Jean Rousseau’s latest products and innovations at two key trade fairs: the EPJH (Professional environment watchmaking jewelry) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. Both fairs are renowned and therefore represe …

05.28.18

ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE, ANIMALS : JEAN ROUSSEAU’S COMMITMENTS

by Jacques Bordier

In face of the environmental and societal challenges that determine the future of our planet, everyone has a role to play and companies make no exception. While a large number of them mostly engage active communication campaigns, we at Jean Rousseau sincerely defend a v …

03.28.18

How we select leathers for our creations

by Anaïs Bordier

Leatherwork is a meticulous activity on which we are regularly interrogated. Where do the skins come from? How do we select them? Which skin corresponds best to that type of creation? How do we guarantee the quality of leathers? I like to answer these questions since I …

02.15.18

Manufacture Jean Rousseau was awarded France excellence label for the 3rd time!

by Jacques Bordier

Since 2007, Manufacture Jean Rousseau was consistently awarded the EPV label, standing for Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company). We are so very proud of this distinction, conferred by the French government for a period of five years. Renewed in 2012 …

01.16.18

Owning our tannery: what difference does it make?

by Anaïs Bordier

When my father took over the manufacture, he started back the activity of the tannery. In Jean Rousseau’s philosophy, it was key to be not only a fine leather good manufacturer but a “service company” as well. Owning our tannery also allowed us to ensure our indep …

12.07.17

Jean Rousseau’s traditional craft: how to preserve and pass on our know-how?

by Jacques Bordier

In 2007, Jean Rousseau received the EPV label. This label, Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, rewards national firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how. We were proud to receive this recognition, as we are deeply involved in the preservation o …

11.07.17

How is a collection made? Find about the creation process at Manufacture Jean Rousseau

by Anaïs Bordier

Our creation process starts with a lot of open conversations. The first idea can come from anyone: a coworker, someone from a subsidiary, my father, me… even from a loyal customer! We gather our ideas and explore different directions before I start to work on a mood b …