AUTHENTICITY OF MATERIALS – RESPECTING KNOW-HOW
Our leathers are sourced from local, premium tanneries in France, Italy and Spain.
The leathers of our linings are created using vegetable tanning methods, to enhance naturality, durability and comfort.
Depending on the model, the sensuality of each belt is expressed through a more supple or structured touch.
We have chosen to produce our buckles in Parisian or Italian traditional workshops. The majority of them are made of brass, whose surface may be left uncoated in order to develop a natural patina, or lightly coated to create a more homogeneous shine.
Vaincourt was born in 2011 from the imagination of a daring and demanding female fashion entrepreneur, who partnered with a talented leather goods craftsman and "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company*),” based in the French Limousin region.
*a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how.
Today, Vaincourt is managed by a Parisian team, driven by beauty, noble materials and Made in France craftmanship.
Going beyond fashion trends, Vaincourt’s style merges contemporary essentials with assertive creativity.
The ultimate touch of sophistication, this line highlights the stitching all along the belt. Experience is key to draw it parallel to the edges.
The edges of the belt are polished with a rounded shape to leave them as smooth as possible. A sophisticated finish, edge dying is a delicate, manual operation: once the first layer is applied, it has to dry and be polished. Then, up to four layers of colour are applied to ensure durability and a perfect finish.
Extensive time and accuracy are key to avoid any drips.
All of our leathers are cut by hand for the preparation phase.
Know-how The eye and the hand
LEATHERGOODS TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES
Our belts are made in France in human size workshops located in French region Limousin and Normandie. Our craftmen are driven by passion and highly qualified as our production follows tradition and demanding criteria. Here some examples of often delicate phases of the creation of a belt.
We use saddle stitching, (double-faced biased stitching). Even with a machine, this requires experience and craftmanship to create a straight stitching line, equidistant from the edge.
Selection of the skins
We only work with the finest leathers (category 1) for every skin type. Our hides have a history: leather is a natural material; as such, some may show wrinkles or a light variation in grain or pigmentation.
Most of our women’s belts are cut with a curve for greater comfort.
Embellir le quotidien… et respecter notre environnement. Nous avons à cœur de rendre compatible le plaisir de porter une belle ceinture made in France avec le respect raisonné de notre nature.
Des ceintures que l’on garde: nos collections sont intemporelles et d’une qualité supérieure.
Nous travaillons les peaux d’animaux élevés pour l ’alimentation.
Nous soutenons les métiers d’art par le choix de petits ateliers artisanaux français qui ont hérité de savoir-faire transmis de génération en génération.
Nos séries sont courtes pour limiter les stocks invendus.
Nous approvisionnons localement nos matières, et limitons ainsi des transports polluants.
Nos chutes de cuir sont données à des écoles ou réinsérées dans d’autre circuits de production.
Notre centre logistique est un « ESAT » , établissement et service d’aide par le travail, réservé à l’insertion de personnes en situation de handicap.
Our Commitments Vaincourt
Embellish everyday life… and respect our environment.
We are passionate about combining the pleasure of wearing a beautiful, made in France belt with the utmost respect for nature.
- Belts to be kept: our collections are timeless and of superior quality.
- We use skins of animals raised for nutritional purposes.
- We support creative craftmanship by partnering with ‘human-sized’ French workshops, which inherited a know-how transmitted from one generation to the next.
- Our series are limited to prevent excess inventory.
- We source our materials locally to limit unnecessary polluting from transportation.
- Our leather scraps are offered to schools or recycled in other production circuits.
- Our logistics center is a so-called “ESAT”, a company of services run by disabled persons aiming to rehabilitate them to social and professional life.