Hermès is set to hold its annual craftsmanship showcase entitled "Hermès Hors les Murs" in the city of Lyon, in France. The company, which opened a workshop earlier this month near the Swiss border, counted 3,3100 leather goods makers across 16 sites in France at the end of last year. The company has four sites in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. The group's textile business, near Lyon, employs 455 craftsmen.
The showcase is part of the Maison's ongoing effort to promote its artisanship to the wider public.
Skilled workers from the luxury house's various departments will demonstrate their crafts, which include making saddles, handbags, silk scarves, ties, watches and jewelry. The show will take place in the city’s Palais de Bourse. Lyon is known for its historic role in the country’s silk industry.
Glass workers and sculptors from the company's crystal brand Saint Louis will be shown through a film on site. Hermès will also host round table discussions and workshops during the event.