FROM OBERTSHAUSEN TO THE WORLD

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AS PART OF THE DNA

Today, PICARD stands for fashionably designed, modern bags that are extremely popular in the fashion world and have graced one or two catwalks. However, away from the glamorous fashion world, it is still primarily craftsmanship that forms the foundation of the family business. This is one of the reasons why we are one of the few companies that still maintains production at the main factory in Germany. This tradition is important to us because, as a leather goods manufacturer, we have been passing on the enthusiasm for beautiful leather goods from generation to generation since 1928. The same applies to the experience and knowledge required for high-quality leather processing. PICARD is one of the few training companies that still consistently passes on the craft of fine leather making.

FROM OBERTSHAUSEN TO THE WORLD

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AS PART OF THE DNA

Today, PICARD stands for fashionably designed, modern bags that are extremely popular in the fashion world and have graced one or two catwalks. However, away from the glamorous fashion world, it is still primarily craftsmanship that forms the foundation of the family business. This is one of the reasons why we are one of the few companies that still maintains production at the main factory in Germany. This tradition is important to us because, as a leather goods manufacturer, we have been passing on the enthusiasm for beautiful leather goods from generation to generation since 1928. The same applies to the experience and knowledge required for high-quality leather processing. PICARD is one of the few training companies that still consistently passes on the craft of fine leather making.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

OUR EMPLOYEES ARE IMPORTANT TO US - EVERYWHERE

PICARD is a company that operates internationally because it recognized the global networking of the economy as a perspective early on. In addition to the main plant in Obertshausen, PICARD set up a production site in Bangladesh in 1995, followed by a plant in Ukraine in 2011. From the very beginning, PICARD has supported the development of disadvantaged regions locally and places great value on fairness towards everyone involved. In addition to all its internationality, PICARD is closely bound to the principles and standards of a family business. This also underlines its social commitment.

INVESTING IN YOUNG TALENT AS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Fine leatherwork is a craft that PICARD has been cultivating for generations, but has unfortunately become very rare in Germany. It is extremely important to us that the art of fine leatherwork is preserved in this country for a long time to come. In order to meet this requirement, we still train apprentices locally in Obertshausen. But our commitment does not stop there: we also train dedicated fine leatherworkers to the highest standards at our various production sites around the world. The traditional production of high-quality small leather goods, leather bags and other leather products is learned and will hopefully be preserved for future generations.

INVESTING IN YOUNG TALENT AS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Fine leatherwork is a craft that PICARD has been cultivating for generations, but has unfortunately become very rare in Germany. It is extremely important to us that the art of fine leatherwork is preserved in this country for a long time to come. In order to meet this requirement, we still train apprentices locally in Obertshausen. But our commitment does not stop there: we also train dedicated fine leatherworkers to the highest standards at our various production sites around the world. The traditional production of high-quality small leather goods, leather bags and other leather products is learned and will hopefully be preserved for future generations.

WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

As a family business, social values ​​are our top priority. We therefore act not only sustainably in the interests of the environment, but also in the interests of the well-being of our employees worldwide. In order to be able to pass on these values, we secure appropriately paid jobs in Germany and in all other countries in which we are represented, in order to preserve traditions and craftsmanship, and ensure that production and safety standards are continuously improved. To be sure of this, we do not hand over our responsibility on site to subcontractors, but are ourselves involved in ensuring that the highest standards are the norm in the production facilities.

Our Code of Conduct encompasses PICARD's fundamental values: respect, freedom and dignity. We, PICARD, our contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and licensees, are all committed to living and implementing these values. To underline this, we are part of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which promotes social justice, as well as human and labour rights.

LOVE FOR DETAIL

Every piece of leather, every zipper and every thread passes through the loving hands of our fine bag makers during production. In each of the 80 individual parts and around 110 different work steps, all of our knowledge, experience and passion accumulated over decades is contained. This includes, for example, our targeted search for old machines that were previously used in bag production. We restore them using the latest technology and integrate them into our production. In this way, old sewing machines produce a particularly expressive and individual stitch pattern that no computer-controlled competitor can reproduce. The result? Quality that you can see, smell, feel and experience.

LOVE FOR DETAIL

Every piece of leather, every zipper and every thread passes through the loving hands of our fine bag makers during production. In each of the 80 individual parts and around 110 different work steps, all of our knowledge, experience and passion accumulated over decades is contained. This includes, for example, our targeted search for old machines that were previously used in bag production. We restore them using the latest technology and integrate them into our production. In this way, old sewing machines produce a particularly expressive and individual stitch pattern that no computer-controlled competitor can reproduce. The result? Quality that you can see, smell, feel and experience.


Our social commitment and striving for social justice is what defines us as a family business.

GLOBAL FAMILY BUSINESS

We also support our production plants with training opportunities. We not only value occupational safety and the health of our employees, but also the prospects on site. With our training programs and the PICARD school, we actively support the future of our employees. We also offer training in our craft businesses, with which we help to reduce youth unemployment. This is why our plant in Bangladesh, for example, has already received numerous awards. Our company-owned kindergarten enables employees to pursue their employment and also learn to read and write at the same time. PICARD also cares about health care. We offer the opportunity to have regular medical examinations on site at the company. We also encourage employees to take part in sporting and cultural activities in their free time.


Our social commitment and striving for social justice is what defines us as a family business.


OUR VALUES

WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR THE FUTURE

OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Even though the topic of sustainability is on everyone’s lips today, we, as a company that works mainly with natural materials, have been concerned with it for decades.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

PASSING ON TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF PICARD. THAT'S WHY TRAINING THE YOUNG PEOPLE IS STILL PART OF OUR COMPANY DNA TODAY

OUR VALUES

WHAT WE DO TODAY

OUR VALUES

WHAT WE ARE ALREADY DOING TODAY

SUSTAINABLE INTO THE FUTURE

Even though the topic of sustainability is on everyone’s lips today, we, as a company that works mainly with natural materials, have been concerned with it for decades.

OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

From the beginning, PICARD has supported the development of disadvantaged regions locally and attaches great importance to fairness towards all those involved

OUR VALUES

WHAT WE ARE ALREADY DOING TODAY

SUSTAINABLE INTO THE FUTURE

Even though the topic of sustainability is on everyone’s lips today, we, as a company that works mainly with natural materials, have been concerned with it for decades.

OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

From the beginning, PICARD has supported the development of disadvantaged regions locally and attaches great importance to fairness towards all those involved