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Mazamet, the old world capital of the délainage, knew how to preserve knowledges in the industry of leather and some wool: craftsman tanner, manufacturer of leather garment, selector of skins …

Mazamet, "World Centre of Fellmongery"

The wool industry has left its indelible mark on Mazamet.  Fellmongering involved separating the wool from the sheepskins which were imported from the southern hemisphere (Argentine, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.)
This encouraged the development of an active leather industry which placed Mazamet among the three great leather centres of France with Graulet (Tarn) and Milhlau (Aveyron.)
Numerous boutiques are now installed to the east of Mazamet at La Richarde

Rives Enterprise

The company RIVES traces its beginnings back to 1862.  Today RIVES SAS commercializes 2,500,000 ovine, caprine and rabbit skins per year and exports 90% of its production.  Their range of finished products, made from sheep, cow or rabbits skins started in 2007.
Their articles Made in France from French and Australian skins are available to the public from their website:
Also their items for sale at the shop of the Tourist Office and the store "Made in Mazamet" Cormouls-Houlès street.

Rives SAS
36 bd Lattre de Tassigny

81200 Mazamet
05 63 61 36 01 

Find the creations of the company Rives to the store to regional know how : Made In Mazamet

Usine de Laquière

Laquiere factory uses traditional methods for the tanning of skins.  Craftsman-made leather and sheepskin garments and accessories are made up behind the show room at La Richarde.
Open every day from 10h to 19h non-stop.

La Richarde
81200 Mazamet

Génération cuir

This family business in the heart of La Richard, working hand in hand with famous brands, offers a wide range of goods from traditional to modern.  They have a leather workshop specialising in adjusting and made to measure.
For a wide choice three separate shops are available:
Generation Cuir : both modern and vintage styles. Open every day (except Monday and Sunday morning) from 10h to 12h and 14h to 19h
Cuirs & Traditions: luxurious real leather
Open every day (except Monday and Sunday morning) from 10h to 12h and 14h to 19h
Brides & Bandoulieres : traditional leather articles
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10h to 12h and 14h to 19h

20 - 21- 24 rue la Richarde
81200 Mazamet


Made In Mazamet

Made in Mazamet. It is a boutique which shows regional skills, with products made by artisans and craftmen from Mazamet. You can find leather goods, cosmetics, design furniture, pottery..., ideal for presents, souvenirs of Mazamet; different prices from 5€.

Open all year
Tuesdays: 9am-12am, Wednesdays: 2pm-7pm,
Fridays: 3pm-7pm, Saturdays: 9am-12am and 2pm-7pm.

Halle Couverte de Mazamet
Rue Gaston Cormouls Houles