On August 13, 1993, the first walnut shop opened its doors 13 rue Alquier Bouffard in Castres.
Yves Reberga, former mazamet's megissier, has been converted after several decades of working in skin tanning. From leather skin to the bag, there's only one step, he thinks then!
The company nuts of Arec will develop by opening other shops in Albi and Castres, in the city center and in shopping malls.
Yves Reberga retired in 2010 and management was taken over by his daughter and son-in-law Christel and Ivan Aizes.
The last shop was born in a department near Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, in July 2012 at the Leclerc Sapiac Shopping Centre in Montauban. This will be the ninth arec nut shop.
With 20 years of experience in leather goods and accessories, constant surfing on the latest trends, on the lookout for the slightest directions of fashion, Ivan and Christel decided to open then, with the help of Olivier Reberga Web Master Emeritus, a 10th shop but online this time, to make the benefit to all of the selected offer that makes success in their shops in the South-West.
WHERE DOES THE NAME ARECA NUTS COME FROM?
Asked countless times in our stores!
Arec nut, improperly called betel nut, is the fruit of the Areca catechu betel palm. It is full of tannin and is therefore used for the preservation of skins, that is to say their transformation into leather.