The French fashion house Chanel has further tightened the control of its supply chain by buying the Italian tannery Conceria Gaiera that supplies leather for footwear and leathergoods, according to the website La Conceria. The tanner was founded in 1946 and is based in Robecchetto con Induno, Lombardy. It will continue to be managed by Chicca Miramonti and Raffaele Mosconi and maintain its client portfolio.
A year ago, Chanel bought the Tuscan provider of printed leather Samanta. In 2018, it acquired the Spanish firm Colomer Leather Group, focused on ovine leather, and completed the purchase of the French tannery Tanneries Haas. In 2016, Chanel took over the French tannery Mégisserie Richard, specialized in lambskin, and three years earlier another French tannery Bodin Joyeux.