* artisan businesses (food and services). Wholesale, retail and car hire trade are included in the industrial sector while department stores are part of the data related to tourism.
Craftsmanship includes artisans, but also business leaders, employees and artists. Certain sectors such as the building industry or services are more promising in terms of jobs.
Blacksmiths, art jewellers, crystal art, spectacles, leatherwork…. The many professionals of the art industry based in the western Paris region stand out in various fields.
The Hauts-de-Seine département is creating a cluster dedicated to craftsmanship, in order to preserve and attract to its region artisans with traditional know-how or of more recent disciplines, chosen for their excellence.
Located in a building complex classified as a historic monument, owned by the State, near the Cité of ceramics in Sèvres and the National Domain of Saint-Cloud, its workshops will host all types of arts and crafts: blacksmith artists, glassmakers, ceramic artists, goldsmiths, art jewellers, etc. A shared workshop will match the new collaborative work settings and a FabLab will provide the tools for those interested in the new design forms of artisan objects.
With the Seine Musicale and the renovation of the Albert-Kahn departmental museum, this project is part the cultural landscape of the Hauts-de-Seine.
Le Soulier Français is the specialist of women’s shoes Made in France, following the acquisition of the factory and in-house knowledge of Charles Jourdan and Stéphane Kélian establishments.
“We decided to establish our business and creative activities in the Hauts-de-Seine for its proximity to Paris, where our ordering customers are, for its transport accessibility,
but also and mainly because of the local dynamic economy. The Département played a key role in terms of networking and making recommendations, especially for funding and export development. Today, we have 25 people in our staff and intend to double that number in two years in order to stand out as the go-to shoe brand
for major fashion and luxury brands.”
Chairman, Le Soulier Français