The Compagnons du Devoir and their Flexible Materials Centre of Excellence will be present at the “Index of Savoir-Faire” area within Manufacturing Leather in Hall 3, where they will be running workshops and exhibiting their latest creations.
During the three days of the show, discover the profession of leather goods maker: see craftsmen demonstrating their skills and make your own leather bracelet. You will be able to try creasing, edge dyeing, sanding and adding a button clasp yourself.
The Compagnons du Devoir and their Flexible Materials Centre of Excellence will present the Procédéthèque: a compilation of the various techniques used when creating items from flexible materials. The Procédéthèque will collate all the assembly, finishing, stitching and edging techniques used by these skilled professions then widely disseminate them. The Compagnons du Devoir have also developed trunks containing educational material, which can be used as mobile training kits, to teach about the leather goods and footwear professions, and these can be seen at the “Index of Savoir-Faire” area.
The results of the “Défi Innover Ensemble 2019” challenge will also be on display. Organised around the theme of “Alternative leathers and alternatives to leather,” the three multi-disciplinary teams, made up of students from ENSCI, IFM and young people training with the Compagnons developed a pair of sneakers made from linen and its derivatives for a limited environmental impact, a range of eco-designed bags, made by embellishing the less noble parts of leather using vegetable tanning, and a haute-couture backpack made from fish leather produced from food industry waste. This last project received the Prix de l’Excellence from the J.M Weston Foundation.
Find out the Manufacturing Leather exhibitors list HERE