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06.11.18

How we select leathers for our creations

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 …

06.11.18

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

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 …

06.11.18

Owning our tannery: what difference does it make?

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 …

06.08.18

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

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 …

06.08.18

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

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 …