Heritage: The Story of Le Chameau
In 1927, Claude Chamot was living in a little seaside village in Normandy France, with a big dream to craft the best rubber boots. Living in countryside, he had listened to the welly woes of farmers, hunters and fishermen who all wanted a boot that would survive their daily work. After creating a prototype that was met with rave reviews, he opened a workshop in 1939 in Normandy. In 1949, due to increased demand they branched out with a new factory in Casablanca Morocco, when they formally renamed themselves Le Chameau. For almost 100 years, Chamot’s dream of the perfect rubber boot is being realised with every pair of Le Chameau boots.
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Craftsmanship: The People of Le Chameau
Each pair of boots are expertly crafted by a single Maître Bottier (master bootmaker), a title that is only achieved after 9 months of intense training in the traditional skills that have been used for over 90 years. They are proud to have several generations of maître bottiers in their Le Chameau family.
How Le Chameau Look After the Countryside
Le Chameau only use natural tree rubber for their iconic wellington boots, that has high elasticity and is extremely durable and waterproof. The rubber is produced as environmentally friendly as possible and they responsibly use resources of water, chemicals, and energy. In addition, they ‘tap’ the trees to draw out the rubber without harming them.
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Why we Love Le Chameau at A∙Hume
At A∙Hume we are passionate in providing products that help our customers live out their countryside dreams to the fullest, and we know you need a cracking (but not actually cracking) pair of wellies. A favourite of the British royal family, these boots are exceptionally elegant and well made, and they can go comfortably where no other boot can. Over hill and dale, through river and sea. Not to mention that Le Chameau provide a variety of linings to best suit your individual welly needs
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