One year after creating the “Ecole des savoir-faire”, dedicated to Leather Goods, the luxury House is developing a new specialisation “cutting and stitching”.
The “École Hermès des savoir-faire” (Hermès apprenticeship training school), which is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, already provides training in leather goods, which is recognised by a French national diploma (CAP Maroquinerie). It is now extending its scope thanks to the accreditation of the French Federation of Leather Goods to deliver the certificate of professional qualification in cutting and stitching. This new training course will begin in 2023 and will be aimed at 200 students each year, Hermès said in a press release.
As the saddler reminds us, his school is open “to all profiles who wish to become craftsmen and aims to enhance their manual talents”. Hermès also states that once they have obtained their diploma, the trained craftsmen will be able to join, among others, one of the group’s nineteen leather goods factories.
The school currently has more than 450 apprentice craftsmen in various workshops: in Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes), Louviers (Eure) and Marthon (Charente).
Hermès is also constantly expanding its production facilities. The town of Loupes, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, will be the first town outside the Bordeaux metropolitan area to host a Hermès leather goods factory by 2025. “Together with the Guyenne leather goods factory, it will constitute the Gironde centre of Hermès, which will become the group’s eighth leather goods centre,” says the group.
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Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.