What's the point of a beautiful leather, if the finish does not highlight it. At RADERMECKER®, our favorite coating is a thin layer of aniline, highlighting the essence and natural color of the leather. Since each skin is different, each finish must be adjusted to achieve a similar result. Jacky is the painter of RADERMECKER® for nearly 20 years, he is able to adjust the finish on demand from a simple sample...
Handling thick leather requires a sublte blend of strength and softness. Wether it is smoothing or stretching, learning how to correctly adjust a machine every time, you pass through leather requires years of experience and a touch that few craftsmen are able to master. Handle and stretch leather by hand requires strength and long years of experience. David, from the top of his 1.90m, is our iron hand in a velvel glove.
The recipes of the tanner are certainly his most precious possession. Developed, adjusted and improved over the time, its recipes are as complex to develop as tey are to master. Depending on the ambient humidity, temperature, season, and many other things, each lot will require observation and adjustment. Dominique with more than 40 years of experience, is our fuller's guardian.
Manufacturing leather, ands especially the vegetable, requires attention every moment. The application, cleanliness and systematic verification at each step of the realization are the keys to a quality product, well finished. Carlos, RADERMECKER® craftsman for nearly 20 years, keeps the same requirement every day in this confections, and this one begins with the right tool for the good use.
Tanning requires more than 10 steps, the confectionof finished articles can take up to 20 steps in a craft workshop. Each stage has its own machines. Maintaining a fleet of more than 100 machines demands skills but also passion. Didier is undoubtedly the man of many stituations. Self-taught, it repairs, maintains, improves the machines of RADERMECKER® for more than 25 years.
Any good orchestra requires a good conductor. Jean Christophe, David's brother, joined RADERMECKER® at the age of 18 years. After training for more than 20 years on the workshop's techniques, he now organizes the production. Attention, listening, experience are some of the essantial qualities in this position. Leather, heterogenous material, requires attention every moment. Jean Christophe is an enthusiast who, like the rest of the team, continues to learn every day.
From the river to the dry, few craftsman master the whole value chain of leather. Dominique's son, Alexandre was born in this universe. Since 2001, his responsabilities range from river work, before tanning, to shaping and drying downstream of fullers. Only a good association between his work and the one of the fullers manager can assure quality leather. At RADERMECKER®, the father-son agreement is primary !
Higinio is a part of its craftmen who are able to work leather in river and use it in confection. Few craftmen have such a vision of the entire leather chain. Always ready to help his colleagues, Higinio is a versatile craftsman. Attentive to the others, attentive to do well, beyond his ewperience, Higinio knows always to question itself.
There are know-how that are lost, and others that improve with the time. Pascal is one of those men who perpetuate methods now forgotten like master a wedge sewing machine, make a bellows, a seam with copper wire... Training for these techniques requires many years. A master word anime Pascal everyday : make every article as if it were his.
Elder of the craftmen, Guiseppe call "Pino" is a leather seasoned worker. Working with thick leather requires special know-how and experience in combining good leather with good use. After more than 25 years at RADERMECKER®, Pino is known to our customers as being not only meticulous but also always good advice to adjust a design to a use.
Knowing how to transmit to our customers the emotion generated by leather is not an easy task. Being sure to select the best partners to answer the demanding needs of our workshop is no simpler. Mylène improves our quality on a daily basis by bringing its dynamism and organization to the whole team.
All our customers know it, if they go to the factory store, call us or contact us by e-mail, Kathy is their privileged contact. Answer each of your request with the utmost care, exchange with craftsmen to get the right advice : it is the daily life of Kathy who, despite her busy days, will always take the time to listen to you !
If there should be an expression summarizing his state of mind, it is this one.vThe unity of the team makes his strength, and RADERMECKER®, and its customers are united in a single project. Nicolas, co-manager of RADERMECKER®, will always address the issues from this angle, systematically trying to find the best solution to meet the needs of our customers.
Over time, the place of craftsmanship in our society has evolued, passing from unavoidable to specialized. Today, its role is to integrate itself wich its new environment, sustainable and close to its customer. Inspired by the quality, motivated by the human, Loïc, co-manager of RADERMECKER®, initiates daily the revival of quality craftsmanship.