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The origin of leather goods

by Juliette Angeletti |

Do you know the origin of leather goods? Let's travel back in time to discover the rise of this specialty.

The origin of the term “leather goods” is Moroccan. It dates from the beginning of the use of morocco (1536) which designates a leather obtained from goats and billy goats.

You should know that it was the Greeks and Romans who industrialized the tanning process first!

This is the birth of leather goods, which represents the making of bags, wallets, purses, belts and accessories in various skins, which makes it rich and diverse.

Leather goods refer to the preparation and trade of leather. There are vegetable and mineral tanning, the different types of leather (full grain leather, grained leather, split leather, nubuck), as well as the finishes, where the tanner can sand the skin, print a grain to diversify the finish and uses.


Leather goods owe their arrival in France to Granger and Sigismond d'Adelin in the 17th century. The biggest names in leather goods then flow from it: Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Moynat ...

French know-how owes its international fame to the creativity and quality of the work of craftsmen!

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