Since 1945 Henry has been designing and manufacturing essential clothing, made from exceptional materials, this heritage is fully reflected in our products. The creation of the Henry Essentials-Makers brand comes in response to a changing society, with the desire to perpetuate this precious heritage. Henry-Essentials-Makers is committed to creating beautiful, essential, iconic and quality clothing .
The Spanish Origins
The story begins on January 1, 1917 in Seron in Andalusia.
At the age of 16, he arrived in Barcelona and from school to the “sastreria” there was only one step that young Henry took.
There he developed passions that would never leave him: the love of beautiful materials, associated with the art of tailoring and cutting, the "well-being" of a beautiful garment.
Caught up by history, he became an actor in it in 1936 and at the age of 20 joined the fight against Francoism. Captured on the front, he will be condemned to death and will manage to escape thanks to the heroic help of his comrades in arms.
A French Story
Henry arrived in France in 1939, he was a lumberjack for 6 years.
In 1945, in his small apartment in Villeparisis, he returned to his first textile loves by making pants and putting his know-how and experience as a tailor at the service of the best wholesalers and brands of Parisian clothing. A reputation begins to be established.
The Birth of Atelier Henry
Henry will take advantage of the golden age of the 50's to develop his activity. The first machines and seamstresses arrive in the new workshop at 6 rue des Vosges, in Villeparisis. Henry traces the patronages.
After school the children help in the workshop. Henry innovates and develops new editing techniques that will become a school. He officially becomes Culotte.
At the beginning of the 1960s, Henry Cano was a reference, a quality label in the world of French manufacturers. The excellence of its development and the manufacturing quality of its trousers seduce the iconic brands of the time such as Ciseaux d'Argent, Paco Rabanne, Daniel Hechter, Pierre Cardin...
In the 70's the workshop grew, French manufacturing was at its peak, 3 generations rubbed shoulders among the 120 workers.
WE ARE HENRY
From this passion, born 90 years ago in a sastreria in the heart of Barcelona, begins our future.