word Mégisserie is used for the tanning of sheep, calf, goat,
or baby cows skins, which is almost exclusively the case in Mazamet.
is a more
complex and technical industry than fellmongery is. Thus, to avoid
being boring, I will only describe the processes roughly
one has to know that Mégisserie does not strictly depend
on fellmongery. It can exist independantely, but it started and
expanded itself in Mazamet because the cuirot was easy and
cheap raw material.
in Mazamet, the location of the fellmongery factories and the Mégisserie
factories is often different: the Mégisseries are set on
the Thoré river (which water is harder than that of the Arnette
river), because Mégisserie doesn't necessarily need soft
water. But sometimes, fellmongery and Mégisserie works are
done in the same factory, one after the other.