What is leather?

A natural, lively and durable material to discover

Leather is tanned animal skin or hide, which has been rendered rotproof and is the end-product of the operations carried out by tanneries.

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French Tanners

French know-how in the rules of art

Discover tanners members of the Fédération Française de la Tannerie Mégisserie, their activities and the products they offer.

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Trade fairs & Shows

A dynamic international market

The Fédération Française de la Tannerie Mégisserie and French tanners take part in both domestic and international trade fairs and shows all year round.

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EVENTS, NEWS, ECONOMIC ACTORS, INNOVATIONS, TRAINING...

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News

Whether they have maintained their activity or recently reopened, French tanners are all operational with safety as a priority: respect of the French government recommendations and the rules of occupational health. Tools and working methods have been rethought to produce exceptional leathers, in the best possible conditions for all.

Find them all on the Federation's website: https://leatherfrance.com/annuaire

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French Tanners on Instagram

Discover the French know-how in pictures.

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From livestock rearing to finished product

Discover the process of leather production from upstream to downstream of the leather industry.

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Collective operations

In 2008, the Fédération Française de la Tannerie Mégisserie, in partnership with CTC – Development Committee for the Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods Industry –, embarked on a vast collective operation to promote French leathers production, under the name Intérieurs Cuir [‘Leather Interiors’].