Bleu de Chauffe

«Bleu de chauffe» is the name of the blue jacket worn by French engine drivers when boiling the water to increase the pressure of the steam engine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In a broader sense, this is the jacket worn by factory workers and locomotive drivers. Popular French expression: «mettre son bleu de chauffe» – to put on your work jacket/ to get stuck into work.

Inspired by the industrial universe of the 20th century, Bleu de Chauffe bags re-invented work bags in a contemporary and urban way. Professional bags with a clear and sharp design, Bleu de Chauffe products are simple, practical and stylish.

Their partners are involved in their project that encompasses essential and common values and respects ethical and environmental standards. Social and environment values are at the centre of their approach and guide their actions. Proximity and traceability of all components help to reduce their carbon footprint.

Bleu de Chauffe workshop is located in Aveyron, just near by Millau and the famous “viaduc de Millau” (France). The cutting, fabrication and stitching are hand-made by qualified artisans renowned for their skill, experience and expertise. 


Bleu de chauffe leathers are natural leathers with vegetal tanning agents. Vegetal tanning is the process of transforming leathers by means of natural agents: mimosa, chestnut, acacia. The Bleu de chauffe tannery in Aveyron takes huge precautions in water treatment. After use, the water is left to settle, then clarified and released into the river just as pure as it was before using.

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In addition to leather backpacks and elegant shoulder bags, we also offer their purses, belts and tool rolls.