Goodbye Cabot, the French tannery closes and goes to auction

Goodbye Cabot, the French tannery closes and goes to auction

From the production for Hermès to the sale of machinery. Cabot tannery in Fougères, France, is closing its doors for good after more than a century of activity. On Thursday, February 24, all movable property owned by the company will go to auction. For example: leather stocks, equipment and furniture.

French tannery Cabot is closing

As reported by, on Thursday, February 24, the SCP Gauducheau Jezequel auction house will auction 367 lots owned by the company. These include large stocks of processed leather. Calves and goats that lie in the company’s warehouses in Fougères. But there are also typewriters, computers, measuring instruments, furniture and desks.

The history

Tannery Cabot began its history in the early 1900s. At that time, the town of Fougères lived in the shadow of the tanneries and leather goods and footwear companies. Cabot was one of the most important companies. The company grew rapidly, tanning suede calves and goats, which it sold initially throughout France, before expanding its horizons to the rest of the world. As Xavier Gauducheau from the auction house with the same name explains, “it was one of the main exporters of leather to China”. Its leathers were also chosen by major brands, such as Hermès.

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