Short introduction of Bleu de Chauffe

Bleu de Chauffe bags are made in France with the finest vegetable tanned leathers. They create collections for both men and women, some styles are unisex. Bleu de Chauffe is a workwear spirit and handmade manufacturing bag brand. Each bag is dated and signed by its artisan. The workshop of Bleu de Chauffe is located in Aveyron, just near by Millau (France). The cutting, fabrication and stitching are done by qualified artisans renowned for their skill, experience and expertise.

The video shows how you can add your personal initials of each Bleu de Chauffe bag.

The origin of the Bleu de Chauffe brandname

Bleu de Chauffe is the name of the blue jacket worn by French engine drivers when boiling the water to increase the pressure of the steam engine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The jackets were worn by factory workers and locomotive drivers. A popular French expression of the jackets is: ”Mettre son bleu de chauffe”, which means: “To put on your work jacket”. Inspired by the industrial universe of the 20th century, Bleu de Chauffe bags re-invented work bags in a contemporary and urban way. The Bleu de Chauffe products are simple, practical and stylish. The bags are made for daily use for work and for your spare time of course.

The Bleu de Chauffe leather

Bleu de chauffe leathers are natural leathers which are vegetable tanned. Vegetal tanning is the process of transforming leathers by means of natural elements as: mimosa, chestnut, acacia. The Bleu de chauffe tannery in Aveyron takes huge precautions in water treatment. After use, the water is left to settle, then clarified and released into the river just as pure as it was before using. An important production method which become more popular, also on demand of the well informed consumers.

Bleu de Chauffe is using several different leather colours as congac, brown and black, but the most striking color is the navy blue colour. Bleu de Chauffe is using their navy blue leather for their bags; Postman Bag, Hank Bag, Business Bag and Plumber Bags.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.