Hermès was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès in Paris. Since then, six generations of enterprising and passionate artisans have devoted themselves to creating objects of the highest quality. From its beginnings as harness-makers to the rich medley of collections offered today, its founding values remain the same – creative freedom, fine craftsmanship, innovation and excellence. By drawing on the strength of its roots and applying the house values to the pursuit of innovation, the company continues its steady growth, inspired by the spirit of those who built its history. Hermès is now an international group but still remains a home of artisans.
All of Hermès’ traditional know-how, creativity and sense of innovation is also reﬂected in its made-to-measure service, designed to respond to the simplest wishes and the wildest dreams of its customers. In 2010, Pascale Mussard, from the sixth generation, founded an innovative and inventive workshop laboratory known as petit h. Together with invited artists and designers, the workshop artisans transform unused materials from the other Hermès métiers, turning them into unusual and unexpected objects.
A family-run company present in 49 countries, Hermès employs more than 13,000 people worldwide. 27 subsidiaries operate stores around the world under the aegis of Hermès. The full range of products is available worldwide through a network of 306 exclusive stores.