A knowledgeable woman (or man) is the makings of a stylish woman (or dapper don). While I read the entire piece about Hermès' Dumas, what I thought you'd love are these five little-known facts about the iconic name/brand:
- The length of thread necessary to make 1,000 Hermès carrés (scarves) is equal to the distance between the earth and the moon. One silk moth yields one scarf.
- The Kelly bag is made with 36 pieces of leather and 680 hand stitches.
- A silk colorist works with a chart of 75,000 hues to create new color schemes each season.
- The leather ateliers receive more than 600,000 skins per year. Each skin has a bar code to keep track of its origin and specific treatment.
- Hermès's start in fine jewelry came from working with silver to trim saddlery-the house's first clients were horse, of course!
You can read the gist of the entire Hermes Heritage here.
Note: the Birkin bag is still at the top of my 'want" list!