Our story began in 2008 with an ancient leather accessory born from the French traditional craftmanship.
This so-called « Baise-en-Ville » from the 40’s inspired the team to create a new generation of accessories, marrying elegance and usefulness.
After conducting several studies analyzing 21st century everyday concerns and habits with leather goods, we mixed know-how in electronics, mechanics, materials and design to create an unseen line of products mixing tech and craftsmanship : The Connected Sleeve.
De Rigueur presented this world’s first leather accessory integrating a smart wireless charging system at CES of Las Vegas in 2016, and received an Innovation Award in the Portable Power category.
From then on at De Rigueur, we foster and facilitate the innovation in brands’ collections by implementing inventive materials and functionalities.
From the idea to the market, we operate as an external R&D department, providing intellectual services (such as creativity journeys, feasibility studies, proof of concepts, prototyping, certifications and logistics consultancy) and production capacity of the solutions developed (pre-production, on-site integration advice, mass-production, quality controls).
As a brand-dedicated Product Innovation Bureau, the company has worked with prestigious clients such as Lacoste (solar inductive charging backpack), Lancel, Jérôme Dreyfuss (wireless charging pouch), Fusalp (heating ski jacket) or MCM in Germany, and industrialized more than 20,000 innovative fashion wearables.
Our vision holds in 5 words : creating the collections for tomorrow.