"Bleu de chauffe" is the name of the jacket worn by factory workers and locomotive drivers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by this industrial universe, Bleu de Chauffe re-invented work bags with an urban and contemporary look & feel.
Social and environmental values are at the centre of their approach. Their workshop is located in Aveyron, France, where Bleu de Chauffe uses natural leathers with vegetal tanning agents (mimosa, chestnut...).
Vegetal tanning is the process of transforming leathers by means of natural agents, Bleu de chauffe tannery in Aveyron takes huge precautions in water treatment. After use, the water is left to settle, then clarified and released into the river just as pure as it was before using.
The workshop where the cutting, fabrication and stitching are hand-made by qualified artisans renowned for their skill, experience and expertise is located in the same area in France.
Each individual bag is signed and dated by the Artisan who crafted it.