|Welcome to Degermann !
Surrounded by the famous vineyards of
the Alsace region of France, only minutes from the Rhine river to the east and the Vosges
mountains to the west lies the quaint and picturesque village of Barr, where today, the
Degermann family continues to produce fine calf leathers. Led today by Monsieur Nicolas
Degermann, his family's tannery has maintained a passion and know how for producing
leather of the highest quality in this village for nearly 500 years, and will continue to
maintain this passion for innovation, quality, and beauty in their leathers well into the
The Degermann family and the management working with them
continue the traditions of producing premium calf leathers through regular investment in
state of the art technology, and modern tanning chemicals, as well as maintaining some of
the traditions and tanning methods handed down from generation to generation since the
sixteenth century. By adhering to these principles, Degermann today produces calf of
vintage quality and beauty in an exceptionally clean facility which surpasses all of the
current international environmental regulations.
At Degermann, we work only with the finest French calf raw
hides. Our labor force consists of people from family who have worked alongside one
another and the Degermann family since the business began. Barr is famous throughout our
region for the quality of leather tanning and craftsmanship, and we now supply calf to the
manufacturers of custom furniture for European royalty, fine leather goods for the more
famous brand names, watchstraps for the finest Swiss and European watchmakers, handbags
and luggage from the leading salons of Paris, and of course the finest shoes from the
custom manufacturers of footwear throughout Europe and the U.S.
We strive to maintain a daily contact with our customers here
in France, the other EEC countries, and throughout the world, in order to know of new or
changing needs caused by fashion and markets as soon as possible, so that we may respond
to these changes immediately. By staying on top of the markets, and by being flexible and
ready to adjust to them, we at Degermann are constantly creating new items textures and
colors as well as adjusting some of our traditional leathers to meet the precise
requirements and desires of our customers.
Our tannery today is producing approximately 150,000 Ft of the
finest quality calf on a monthly basis, and we export over 40% of this production.