Created in Laussonne in Haute-Loire in 1947, Boissy Chaussures remains a French manufacturer with a strong attachment to the notion of “Made in France”.
The last shoe manufacturer in Auvergne, today Boissy employs 105 people in its factory and 80 home workers, a performance in a sector where everything is about offshoring.
A family firm that has managed to change with the times.
Pierre Augustin Boissy opened a first workshop producing hand-made shoes in 1920. In 1947, Pierre Louis Boissy opened a site on the road into the town of Lausonne, and gradually it hired more and more workers, increasing from 14 in 1947 to 100 in 1958…
In 1959, the factory building was extended. In 1973, Albert Boissy came to work with his brother Alain, who had joined the firm a year earlier.
Two years later, Albert Boissy developed the firm’s first collection of women’s moccasins – until then the company had only made men’s shoes.
Focusing on comfortable shoes, Boissy Chaussures distinguished itself from the competition by designing each season two or three new customised soles, at the price of a great deal of research work. Designing and producing soles in-house is today a major advantage in terms of responsiveness and innovation, one that still sets the firm apart from its competitors.
Today, French manufacturer Boissy Chaussures has become a brand that is well-known and widely recognised for its know-how in the manufacturing of entirely hand sewn moccasins.