(tgfny @ Mar. 04 2005,07:15) Atelier de Lyon SA (partially owned by Hermes) = scarves and ties. Johnstons of Elgin = cashmere scarves Would be very interesting to see who else produces what for Hermes. They do find excellent producers.
Wow... does Atelier de Lyon make scarves and ties for other companies or under their own name? Â Amazing that Hermes licenses its signature garments. And is the cashmere in an Hermes scarf any better than the own-brand Johnstons scarves? Â There must be a huge price differential.
I think they make for De La Croix. I've tried to work with them, but the lead times were crazy. It's a cooperative (I think) that Hermes controls. Hermes licenses nothing that I know of. They simply hire the best out there to produce the goods for them. Did you think that they had their own cashmere factory, ashtray factory (think they do), and umbrella factory? Brigg makes the best Brolly in the world, IMO. Hermes is not so arrogant as to think they could produce better. They do think they can design better, and often they do. I did work with Johnston's and I thought the work they did for me was much better quality than their own stuff. But then again, I may be biased
Finest cashmere I've ever seen.