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[Luxus+ Magazine] Frank Boehly (CNC): “The breakthrough of women in leather is becoming more and more important”

[Luxus+ Magazine] Frank Boehly (CNC): “The breakthrough of women in leather is becoming more and more important”

Overall, in the leather trades, 68% of workers are women and 32% are men. But these figures vary in certain trades such as leather goods or glove making, where the proportion of women can reach 80%. In footwear, it is more like 60%. On the other hand, in the more physical trades such as hide collection or tanning, the figures are reversed, with 65% men and 35% women. What role can diversity and inclusion play in preserving and developing excellent know-how? A look back at these craft trades that are becoming more feminine with Frank Boehly, President of the National Leather Council.

 

Would you say that the craft trades are becoming more and more attractive?

 

Indeed, there are manual jobs that are particularly attractive. This is the case, for example, for those associated with leather goods: making a bag for Chanel, Hermès or Louis Vuitton is rewarding, because these are high-quality products that require a great deal of know-how. This attractiveness is reflected in all the other professions that people don’t necessarily think of immediately, such as shoes or gloves, where a certain number of profiles end up when they were initially destined for something else.

 

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