Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated 6/01/2021

Choose the department :

The characteristics of our leather

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our exotic leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Are your products traced?

All of our leathers have a unique tracing according to regulation and the requirements of the Washington Convention (CITES). We regularly conduct audits which allows us to rigorously control each sector of activity.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Do you make leather for furnishings?

Our various leathers can be used for any furnishing projects. Indoor/outdoor decorations, yacht and aviation projects, furniture upholstery (sofas, desks, cases, …) are just a few possibilities for the use of our leather. All our types of exotic leathers can also be used such as crocodile, lizard, ostrich or python. Our commercial team will be able to advise you on which finish best suits your project.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather is produced with great care in our tanneries.

How to buy our leather?

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

Can I visit without an appointment?

Our Paris showroom can be visited without an appointment on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. We would however advise you to book a slot by calling in advance in able for us to best accompany you during your visit.

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

How can I export a leather hide?

Each country has its own regulations when it comes to exotic leather import and export. Our commercial team can advise you depending on the required destination.

Who can buy our leather?

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.

The characteristics of our leather

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Are your products traced?

All of our leathers have a unique tracing according to regulation and the requirements of the Washington Convention (CITES). We regularly conduct audits which allows us to rigorously control each sector of activity.

Do you sell leather cut-offs?

We only sell whole hides that we manufacture, we do not go on to sell the cut-offs of our leather hides.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our calf leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather hides, most of which come from French farming, are made by us in our tanneries.

How to buy our leather?

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

Can I visit without an appointment?

Our Paris showroom can be visited without an appointment on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. We would however advise you to book a slot by calling in advance in able for us to best accompany you during your visit.

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

Is it possible to export a leather hide?

Each country determines its own leather import and export regulations. Our commercial team can guide you depending on the destination. As part of the selling process, we will provide you with all the original EUR1 certificate documents (for international export) as well as the sales certificates.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Do you have an agent or a worldwide distributor?

Click on the following link for access to our map showing our worldwide distributors and explore our various leather hides. Our distributors

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by debit/credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Who can buy our leather?

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

Do your tanneries open for visits?

The tanneries are not open to clients.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.

The characteristics of our leather

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: book binding, leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our goat leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather is produced with great care in our tanneries.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Are your products traced?

All of our leather hides have unique tracing according to regulations, goat leather does not come under Washington Convention (CITES) requirements.

How to buy our leather?

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

Can we come for a visit without making an appointment?

Our main Paris showroom (avenue Hoche) is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. The other showroom (rue Saint Jacques) is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. It is however recommended that you call to book an appointment, this will allow us to best accompany you during the selection process.

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by debit/credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

How can a leather hide be exported?

Each country determines its own leather export and import regulations. Our commercial team can guide you depending on the destination. As part of the selling process, we will provide you with all the original documents. It should be noted that all species can freely move between countries of the European Union and the world.

Who can buy our leather?

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.

Choose the department :

The characteristics of our leather

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our exotic leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Do you make leather for furnishings?

Our various leathers can be used for any furnishing projects. Indoor/outdoor decorations, yacht and aviation projects, furniture upholstery (sofas, desks, cases, …) are just a few possibilities for the use of our leather. All our types of exotic leathers can also be used such as crocodile, lizard, ostrich or python. Our commercial team will be able to advise you on which finish best suits your project.

Are your products traced?

All of our leathers have a unique tracing according to regulation and the requirements of the Washington Convention (CITES). We regularly conduct audits which allows us to rigorously control each sector of activity.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather is produced with great care in our tanneries.

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Can I visit without an appointment?

Our Paris showroom can be visited without an appointment on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. We would however advise you to book a slot by calling in advance in able for us to best accompany you during your visit.

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

How can I export a leather hide?

Each country has its own regulations when it comes to exotic leather import and export. Our commercial team can advise you depending on the required destination.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

Do you sell leather cut-offs?

We only sell whole hides that we manufacture, we do not go on to sell the cut-offs of our leather hides.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our calf leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Are your products traced?

All of our leathers have a unique tracing according to regulation and the requirements of the Washington Convention (CITES). We regularly conduct audits which allows us to rigorously control each sector of activity.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather hides, most of which come from French farming, are made by us in our tanneries.

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Can I visit without an appointment?

Our Paris showroom can be visited without an appointment on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. We would however advise you to book a slot by calling in advance in able for us to best accompany you during your visit.

Do you have an agent or a worldwide distributor?

Click on the following link for access to our map showing our worldwide distributors and explore our various leather hides. Our distributors

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

Is it possible to export a leather hide?

Each country determines its own leather import and export regulations. Our commercial team can guide you depending on the destination. As part of the selling process, we will provide you with all the original EUR1 certificate documents (for international export) as well as the sales certificates.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by debit/credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

Do your tanneries open for visits?

The tanneries are not open to clients.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.

Do you sell authentic leather or synthetic leather?

We only sell real leather of which we can guarantee the total tracing. Any synthetic or other materials are not used.

What’s the difference between finish and colour?

The finish describes the actual product: it defines the leather by its flexibility, shine and touch well as the colour comes from a dying process. One same finish can exist in many different colours.

Can a leather finish be produced in any colour?

For one same finish, you can produce the leather in any colour you wish although some finish/colour combinations may lead to a disappointing result. Our commercial team is available to accompany you in your choices.

Can I create my own colours?

Yes, your own colours can be developed from a sample or Pantone colour code. HCP Group renews its colour collection every season in order to keep up with trends.

Which products can I create with your leather?

HCP Group has a whole range of finishes, each adapted to a different purpose: book binding, leather goods (bags, clutch bags), fashion accessories (belts, jewellery), shoe confection or clothes. A range of technical finishes allows us to also use our goat leather for interior and exterior furniture, automobile upholstery, yachts and even jet interior decoration.

Do you sell any finished products?

We are tanners, leather craftsmen and we therefore only sell hides.

Do you offer a manufacturing service?

We can put you in contact with specialized craftsmen who will be able to create the expected final product. We have a large network of French and European manufacturers who we regularly recommend to our clients. These confection services are not part of our trade.

Are your products traced?

All of our leather hides have unique tracing according to regulations, goat leather does not come under Washington Convention (CITES) requirements.

Where does your leather come from?

Our leather is produced with great care in our tanneries.

How much does one hide cost?

The price is set according to species but can then vary depending on the size and the finish of the piece of leather.

What is the minimum quantity of leather that I can buy?

For existing stock, there is no set minimum for the quantity of leather you can buy. You can come to visit the showroom and leave with just one small piece if you wish. Production orders are submitted to a minimum quantity which will depend on the species and size of the hide required.

Can we come for a visit without making an appointment?

Our main Paris showroom (avenue Hoche) is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. The other showroom (rue Saint Jacques) is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. It is however recommended that you call to book an appointment, this will allow us to best accompany you during the selection process.

Can I ask for samples?

Samples can be provided by our commercial team upon request.

What is the delivery time for a leather order?

Delivery times depend on stock availability. For made-to-measure products, the production time may differ depending on finish and complexity.

How can a leather hide be exported?

Each country determines its own leather export and import regulations. Our commercial team can guide you depending on the destination. As part of the selling process, we will provide you with all the original documents. It should be noted that all species can freely move between countries of the European Union and the world.

How can I pay?

Products bought in the showroom can be paid for by debit/credit card or bank transfer. For online purchases, a salesman will guide you through the bank transfer procedure based on your quote.

Are your leathers guaranteed?

Each leather finish has its own technical characteristics. A testing protocol takes place after the production of each piece in order to validate the leathers compliance. Claims are possible but are condition to prior approval from the commercial team. Any damaged or cut leather cannot be returned.

I am a private individual; can I buy your leather?

Yes, our leather can be purchased by all, individuals and companies.

I am creating my own brand; can you accompany me in the development of my project?

Yes, we can accompany you on your project. In the case of a brand launching, it is advised to book a meeting at the showroom to ensure the availability of a salesperson.

I would like some information; can I contact you?

We are always happy to share our knowledge and to discuss our trade. We remain at your disposal to answer any possible questions.

Your question is not in the list ? Write us here.