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French luxury leaders create precious work at home

Employees working on a wallet at the Hermes new leather workshop in Saint-Junien, central France. At this facility, there is no automation. Work is done by hand and each piece is signed by the craftsman.


USING globalisation's potential with the precision of master designers making fashion, France's luxury companies are generating jobs again, defying nationwide gloom over stubbornly high unemployment.

As they feed the world's growing appetite for the ultimate in chic, the...

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