Skip to comments.Why Is Louis Vuitton Opening a Workshop in Texas?
Posted on 10/17/2019 7:59:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Next week, Donald Trump will go to the small town of Keene, Texas, and cut the ribbon on a brand-new, 100,000-square-foot Louis Vuitton workshop called the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch. Its an unlikely location for the Parisian house to open a workshop, for sure. The president will tour the workshop and give a speech about job creation, a White House official confirmed with the Fort Worth Star Telegram. LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault and more than 150 Louis Vuitton employees will join Trump, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, and former Texas governor Rick Perry at the ribbon cutting.
Why did Louis Vuitton move into a small Texan town? A release from the company said it was to meet the ever-growing demand for Louis Vuitton products in the American market. The company also signed the Pledge to Americas Workers, a Trump administration initiative to bring better jobs that deliver bigger paychecks to American workers. Rolex, Volvo, and Walmart are other brands that have pledged to bring jobs to America under the initiative.
The workshop will be 256 acres, located off a county road close to Keene, which has a population of 6,300. Louis Vuitton bought the land from a Dallas surgeon and a dude ranch known as Rocking Z Ranch. The release said it would create approximately 1,000 jobs over five years; currently, the workshop has 150 employees. The leather-goods workshop will train workers on leather-goods craftsmanship something Louis Vuitton knows a thing or two about. Louis Vuitton has two workshops in California as well, so the Rochambeau Ranch is not the first American outpost for the brands production. The bags will carry Made in the USA labels, but the leather will be processed elsewhere and wont be made from Texan cattle.
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Thanks for the post!
Our cattle are of Texas though are not Texans.
I love that!
“workshop” makes it sound like they’re gonna have rows of little elves making shoes and purses with little hammers and saws ;-)
The reason US leather is considered (and is) inferior is very simple. Barbed wire scars the cattle.
Argentinian and other pampas country cattle do not encounter barbed wire so have much much more unmarred leather.
Same with New Zealand sheep leather so I hear. No scars from wire fencing. I believe Ferrari automobiles use New Zealand lamb skin leather for their seats just for this reason although I may be mistaken.
Hopefully, they will hire Mexicans, as they perform some of the finest leather work in the world
All my boots and cowboy belts are made in Mexico and I am purposely selective when I make my purchases, to ensure my goods are of the highest Quality
That is badazz...
and Texas already makes the best shoes
I work on my feet a lot and love the structure of SAS shoes
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