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France

LVMH reports continued growth

Oct 18, 2021 / France
In the first 9 months of 2021, the French-based luxury group had revenue of 44.2 billion euros, up by 46% year-over-year. The Fashion & Leather Goods segment registered exceptional growth

Minelli sold to the owners of San Marino

Oct 6, 2021 / France
Vivarte has concluded the sale of its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, who also purchased the footwear brand San Marino in February 2020

LVMH plans to recruit 25 000 young people by the end of 2022

Sep 29, 2021 / France
The luxury group is launching several initiatives to provide access to training and employment for young people, under the age of 30, from all backgrounds

Hermès opens its 19th leather workshop

Sep 22, 2021 / France
The Maroquinerie de Guyenne, located in the village of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, in the French department of Gironde, will at length create 260 jobs. The new facility is part of Hermès strategy of strengthening its role as a socially responsible company

French hides and skins organisation changes name

Sep 22, 2021 / France
The French Hides & Skins Association (Syndicat Général des Cuirs et Peaux) has changed its denomination to French Hides & Skins Federation (Fédération Française des Cuirs et Peaux)

Kering and LVMH announce measures to safeguard biodiversity

Sep 21, 2021 / France
The two luxury groups announced new initiatives to support biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Marseilles from the 3rd to the 11th of September, recognizing, thus, the luxury’s reliance on the natural world

Hermès opens apprenticeship training centre

Sep 16, 2021 / France
The École Hermès des savoir-faire, now open within the leather workshop of Fitilieu, welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who aspire to develop their craftsmanship in leather work. The course is accredited by the French National Education authority

LVMH signs pact to promote and protect specialised skills

Aug 12, 2021 / France
The “WE for ME” pact for the Métiers d’Excellence reinforces the commitment of the 75 Maisons of the luxury group to craftsmanship and diversity, with special emphasis on passing on the savoir-faire to the next generations

Kering reports strong sales growth

Aug 2, 2021 / France
The French-based luxury group announced results for the first half of 2021. Revenue for the period exceeded the levels recorded in 2019, indicating a strong rebound for the Kering group

LVMH to buy majority stake in Off-White

Jul 20, 2021 / France
The international luxury group announced the acquisition of 60% of shares of Off-White LLC, owner of the Off-White brand

Volume of Brazilian footwear exports reaches 2019 levels

Jul 14, 2021 / Brazil
After a year of decline due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian footwear sector presents signs of a significant recovery in footwear exports in the first half of 2021

Sustainable Leather Forum programme announced

Jul 12, 2021 / France
The speaker's programme for the third edition of the forum, which aims to discuss the best practices in the French Leather Industry in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility on a social, environmental, and an economic level

LVMH appoints Vanessa Moungar Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Jul 9, 2021 / France
Continuing on its strategy to reaffirm its interest in diversity and inclusion, the French luxury group has just recruited a director of “Diversity and Inclusion”, the Franco-Chadian Vanessa Moungar, known for her commitment to social justice in the world

Vivarte is selling Minelli

Jul 1, 2021 / France
Vivarte has entered exclusive talks to sell its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, the managers of footwear brand San Marina

French Leather Industry re-elects Frank Boehly as President of the Conseil National du Cuir

Jun 30, 2021 / France
Frank Boehly was re-elected as President of the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) and SIC S.A. (the commercial branch of the French Leather Industry) on the 24th of June 2021 during the General Assembly of both bodies. He is now starting a third term at the head of the French leather industry
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