Exploring yet staying rooted
We are happy and proud to present to you the creations in our 2023-2024 Autumn-Winter collection, designed and produced at our workshop in Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon in the Aveyron region. They shape the look that we love: free, militant, and firmly connected to its roots.
Explore the city in style
The Labor Day Bag: an iconic workwear tote
A tribute to the famous US paper delivery boys’ bags from the early 20th century, this bag is one of the centerpieces of our new collection. Bleu de Chauffe has remade this classic, making it more structured with high-quality, sturdy canvas and adding an elegant touch with distinctive handles and a BLEU DE CHAUFFE silkscreen-printed logo.
A chic and indispensable item for everyday life, this hold-all is also our first ever vegan bag. Its distinctive feature is the 100% organic GOTS-certified hessian material, as sturdy as canvas, with a natural wax coating.
Colors: blue, white, red, camel.
The Labor Day Bag, the very first vegan bag from Bleu de Chauffe
We love our vegetable-tanned leather, but we wanted to respond to some of our clients who had asked us for “vegan leather”. At this point, we would like to clarify that the term “leather” cannot be used for materials that are not of animal origin… After several years of observation and testing, we came to the conclusion that “leather” made from apples, grapes, or pineapple was simply not as resistant as real leather. What is worse, these materials are mostly made using polymers, and therefore based on oil and industrial chemicals – which does not stop many ‘eco-friendly’ brands using these materials to offer products made from “vegan leather”.
Not us. At Bleu de Chauffe, we have addressed this issue in our own way: the natural and ethical way. And so we are celebrating our first vegan item with the Labor Day Bag…made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, naturally!
Setting the pace – and the style - for travelling the world…
…in nature. You will find the Météore backpack a surprising hybrid. This bag’s technical details make it stand out from the crowd: a roll-top closure and elastic drawstring held in place with two leather strips – rather than the plastic components usually found on outdoor backpacks.
For the bag’s closure system, we worked with German company Fidlock, renowned for the inventiveness and quality of their outdoor equipment components. The Météore can be opened and closed in the blink of an eye with its magnetic V-Buckle, a high-quality stainless-steel component. To try it is to love it! It also has a magnetic snap fastening for the elastic on the front, to keep your belongings in place whether in town or out hiking.
The Météore is without a doubt the chic outdoor item of the season from Bleu de Chauffe.
Colors: black and khaki
… in business. The new hybrid Helios business bag has many strings to its bow: the coated canvas means it is lightweight, not to mention practical, with its compartment for a 16-inch laptop and two front pockets. It combines functionality and elegance in the soft rounded handle and leather details. This versatile bag can be carried across the chest or in the hand, and is water resistant. The Helios business bag will undoubtedly put you in a class of your own.
Colors: black, khaki, cumin
For women, an ever-sleeker look
We have created feminine versions of two emblematic Bleu de Chauffe models.
The Baluchon. Somewhere between a kit bag, a bindle, and a duffel bag, the Baluchon has been given a makeover for our women’s range, with a new kind of high-end vegetable-tanned leather. It can be carried tight across the chest, as a belt bag, or over the shoulder. The epitome of “roots chic” from Bleu de Chauffe.
Colors: rust, honey, and green.
The mission bag. Inspired by early 20th-century mail delivery bags – if you love clean lines you will love this bag. It can be carried across the chest, over the shoulder, or in the hand, without ever restricting your movements.
Colors: black, camel, and peat.
The Gervaise work jacket. Finally, here is a women’s version of our men’s best-seller, the Germinal jacket. Reworked with a new, more fitted cut, this organic cotton bleu de chauffe is, of course, 100% made in France.
Colors: blue, ochre, and khaki for women. Navy blue and black for men.
Our winter collaborations :
BLEU DE CHAUFFE X LE CHAMEAU
Bleu de Chauffe and Le Chameau are coming together for an upcycling project to give a second life to pairs of waders (long boots worn by oyster farmers). They will be transformed into Fisherman’s Musettes – an ethical comeback with real meaning.
BLEU DE CHAUFFE X ELIPSON
New workwear-inspired belts
The spirit of workwear strikes again! The ratchet strap, usually found in the tool shed, gave us the idea for the Cliquet belt, while the Cleo and Manchette belts take their inspiration from curved sections of metal wire.
A fake crocodile skin more real than the real thing
We asked our tanners if they could make it, and they did: a very convincing crocodile-skin effect for the Charles, the Folder 3, the Zoom, and the Zeppo. That is one of our strengths here at Bleu de Chauffe: we are in direct contact with all of our suppliers, which means that we can create our designs exactly the way we want them.
Even more ergonomic
→ Another new design with the Folder 3, featuring a new Tuck lock clasp that we designed ourselves, for more refined, ergonomic lines. You will love it in its new shade, Cuba libre.
→ The Charles, a must-have from the Bleu de Chauffe men’s range, also features this Tuck lock clasp.
→ The Easy Rider range has a new arrival: a vegetable-tanned nubuck leather, in Camel and Chestnut, for the Hobo and Éclair bags.
“To dare is to push your imagination beyond certitudes.” - Jean-Louis Etienne