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LEATHER-LUXURY-TEXTILE-CRAFTS

Leather goods sector

complete value chain

Know-how

Products of excellence

Market

High-end brand positioning

Reputation

International recognition

Four Reasons to set up in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

  • 410 industrial establishments (7,800 employees) in the fashion, textiles and leather goods segments
  • Over 3,000 professionals in crafts work (tapestry, cutlery, wood, leather, textile, ceramic, musical instrument manufacture)
  • Close to 2,000 employees in the sector of tableware
  • 134 quality labels as « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant »

  • 120 companies (3 800 employees)
  • Complete value chain: livestock breeding, tannery, tanning of small hides, production of finished products
  • Industry impact: 1.5 times greater than the national level
  • Supply: experimentation by the Pôle d’Excellence Rural – Leather sector in Périgord
  • Cité du Cuir: Promotion of the leather industry (museum, showroom, activities, documentation)
  • Saint-Junien, Leading French city for the production of gloves
  • Cross fertilization of innovation: Perfumed gloves by Agnelle and Guerlain, Anti-electromagnetic pouches by Smuggler and the Xlim laboratory, Garments with integrated moisturizing microcapsules by Roxy and Biotherm
  • Collaborative projects: Crème 128 by Bernardaud and Sothys, the Cabas teapot, combining the know-how of Bernardaud and Weston
  • Niche strategy to stand out from the crowd: safety or comfort shoes, shoes for seniors, technical textiles (board sports)
  • Short marketing and supply circuits
  • Recognized know-how: Porcelaine de Limoges (IGP), Tapisserie d’Aubusson (UNESCO world heritage), Charentaises, Nontron cutlery, Basque linen, Mauléon espadrilles
  • Exceptional products: Leather (gloves, leather goods, saddlery, footwear), hatmaking, furniture, stained glass, enamel, lighting, tableware, textile
  • Regional companies supplying haute couture and luxury brands (Dior, Prada, Castelbajac, Mauboussin, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Azzaro)

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Companies Doing Business Here

Tannerie Remy Carriat
Smuggler
SDA
Rondinaud
Rip Curl
Quicksilver
Pyrenex
Prada
Arelier Pinton
Lou Kasatche
Repetto
Le Tanneur
Laulhère
Jean Vier
JC Confection
Weston
Haviland
Filature Fonty
Filature terrade
Decouvoux
Daguet
CWD
Chapal
Broussaud textiles
Bernardaud
Avenir couture
Atelier Manoukian
Allande
Aigle
agnelle
Hermès
Dior
Cartier

Specialized Partners for Your Project

Several organizations specialized in innovation, research and development are present in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. This dynamic ecosystem provides a vector of opportunities for businesses in the implementation of their project and their business! Networks, partners, product innovation support, are among the many services and areas of expertise provided by these stakeholders to support the development of your business.

Research

  • Ceramics research center CRAFT : support for entrepreneurs in the development of projects concerning ceramics, participation in the development of large-scale projects, from research to the development phase

Technology Platforms

  • Metal-working cluster : technological benefits for businesses, technical assistance for innovation projects and technology watch

Competitiveness Clusters

  • Cermaics cluster : decorative and sensorial ceramics

Clusters / Business Networks

  • Regional leather cluster : structuring and coordination targeting companies, organization of the Portes du Cuir Expo
  • Fashion Cluster – Mode Grand Ouest : cluster of companies in the fashion sector (the largest group of companies in this sector in France)
  • Federation of luxury companies : ready-to-wear, jewelry, gloves, tannery, leather goods, upholstery, home interiors
  • Groupement Textile Solidaire Nouvelle-Aquitaine : second-hand textile sector
  • Textile FabLab (Sew&Laine): support for professionals in their development through technological innovation projects, textiles and digital approach
  • Eurosima : textiles for the board sports sector
  • LAINAMAC : wool, felt, spinning, plant dyes, knitted goods, furniture

  • CTC leather technical center : Professional quality assurance committee for the leather industries, leather goods, gloves and footwear
  • Conseil National du Cuir : Interprofessional organization of producers and users of leather
  • UICSO shoe industry professional group : assists companies in their search for quality, creativity and technological innovation
  • Union des Industries Textiles sud: professional association of the textile industry
  • Ateliers d’Art de France: professional crafts association
  • INMA institut for crafts professions : promotion, transfer of know-how
  • ISM crafts resource center

  • APHO-Formation – Clothing industry training : training organization for businesses in textiles, clothing, fashion and leather industries (assistance in hiring, training)
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art Limoges-Aubusson : art and design
  • Professional training programs: GRETA, AFPI (ceramics), AFPA (industrial leathergoods)
  • Secondary School – Lycée Raymond Loewy (23): applied design and arts
  • Secondary School – Lycée professionnel du Mas Jambost (87): ceramics
  • Secondary School – Lycée professionnel  Porte d’Aquitaine (24): leather, cabinet making
  • Secondary School – Lycée professionnel Jean Rostand (16): leather
  • Secondary School – Lycée professionnel Gilles Jamain (17): leather
  • OPCALIA finance organization for continuous training: textile, fashion, leather

Selection of Sites Dedicated to Leather-luxury-textile-crafts

Our Services to Companies

| Business Environment

We will send you the information you need to study the feasibility of your project in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (supply of raw materials, market data, subcontractors, R&D partners, etc.).

| Real-Estate Solutions

We look for, select and present real-estate offers suited to your specifications. You can send us your search criteria and we take care of the rest in strict confidentially!

| Financing and Public Aid

Various programs are available to obtain the financing necessary for your business set-up. We can introduce you to our experts in financial engineering who will study the available public or private solutions.

| Networking

We open our network and put you in relation with the key stakeholders for your project. Our proximity to regional partners will enable you to fast-track the execution of your business set-up!

| Administrative Procedures

We know that certain procedures can be complex, so we activate our network to facilitate your installation. We mobilize various players according to your needs and your timetable.

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An Accessible Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, on the Atlantic coast and bordering Spain, is strategically located on Europe's North-South logistics itinerary. With extensive, modern transportation infrastructures, the region is easily accessible from European economic capitals, putting companies close to their markets:


Airports
  • 11 airports, 7 serving international destinations
  • Over 60 international routes with daily or weekly service
  • Growing number of low-cost airlines
Road and Rail Network
  • LGV SEA (Bordeaux - Paris in 2 hrs.)
  • North-south and East-West expressway networks
Ports
  • 4 ports of trade
  • Links to 300 ports worldwide