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Maison FARET’s expertise in bicycles has been handed down from generation to generation since 1907. This heritage ensures that every piece is impeccably tailored to the needs of urban cyclists. Beyond this unique expertise, it’s the passion for meticulous craftsmanship and boundless creativity that defines the House’s mastery.


The Faret name is linked to the rise of the bicycle and its increasing importance in our daily lives. It all began with a revolutionary fork, and continued with rainwear for cyclists. Today, Maison Faret offers a range of leather goods, small leather items and accessories for urban mobility. Whatever the product, the Faret name has been synonymous with fine craftsmanship and a love of handcrafted quality for over a century.


The prototypes for Maison Faret creations are made in Artigues, near Bordeaux, in the Alexandre Mareuil workshops, run by Sophie-Charlotte Van Robais. They have been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label, a mark of recognition for the excellence of exceptional craftsmanship. This collaboration underscores the brand’s commitment to developing high-quality craftsmanship using local talent. The selection of _ skins, fabrics and components making up each bag is carried out in Artigues. Production is then entrusted to workshops committed to upholding this high quality craftsmanship.


Crafting a FARET creation involves several trades and stages. The craftsmen work from sketches to create the brand’s prototypes and draw up the patterns and nomenclatures for each product. The prototypist then makes the initial model based on the design of the brand’s stylists. They draw up patterns and categorise the materials. The cutter cuts by hand or machine according to the patterns supplied. The leatherworker takes charge of assembling the bag. A quality controller ensures the quality of the creation.


During the pattern-making process, each part of a bag is made from cardboard. The finest sections of the leather are then cut by machine or by hand. The positioning of the design on the canvas requires great care. Once the leather has been cut, the edge is bleached and dyed using a brush or a small applicator. Trimming then serves to refine the leather at the overlap points. The edges of the bag are then mounted or assembled and dyed. Each item undergoes quality control and receives meticulous attention before being offered for sale.


The close collaboration between the designers and the various workshops encourages creative exploration and gives life to bags that enhance the look of all those who cycle around town. FARET models uphold a standard of quality and attention to detail that is expressed in every finish, every seam, every stitch.

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