Hermès International S.A., founded in 1837 as a purveyor of handcrafted harnesses and bridles for horse carriages, has continually branched out to different sectors of the luxury lifestyle and fashion industries over its nearly two centuries in business. Today, Hermès is perhaps best known for its handmade luggage and handbags, as well as other accessories such as fine silk scarves, neckties and cravats. The brand has 14 product divisions, spanning fragrances, jewellery, ready-to-wear fashion and watches, and almost all its products are made entirely in France in the brand’s ateliers.