Chanel acquires the Bodin-Joyeux tannery
December 10, 2013: Luxury brand Chanel has acquired the Bodin-Joyeux tannery located in Levroux (Indre) in the central region of France. Founded in 1860, the Bodin-Joyeux tannery has a long-standing family tradition of fellmongery, and thus, is a key partner for the luxury industry.
The flagship product of Bodin-Joyeux is the exceptionally supple Lambskin Plongé. The company manages the entire tanning process from beamhouse operations to skin dyeing in countless colours. With a workforce of 100 employees, it produces 450,000 skins per year.
Mr Frédéric Bodin will remain President of Bodin-Joyeux and the tannery will continue to work for all of its clients with no exclusivity. Chanel uses the Lambskin Plongé extensively for its famous, classic quilted handbags.