Hermès is widely regarded as among the most prestigious and exclusive fashion houses in the world. One of Hermès' most recognized products is the silk scarf. All Hermès scarves are hand-printed using multiple silk screens (43 is the highest number of screens used for one scarf to date, the charity scarf released in 2006, one for each color on the scarf) and the hems are all hand-stitched. Two scarf collections per year are released, along with re-prints of older designs and limited editions.
Though Hermès is most renowned for its saddlery, their handbag and luggage collections are widely known as coveted pieces of handmade leather craftsmanship. Hermès does not use assembly lines; rather, only one artist may work on one handbag at a time. Because only the highest quality craftsmanship is accepted, one bag can take 18 to 24 hours to create.