The toughest sentence was three years of prison and a 200,000 euro fine.
The luxury firm will begin training future artisans for the new workshops in Auvergne in November from temporary digs.
The Normandy-region site will produce leather bags, saddles and bridles starting in 2022.
Bali Barret, creative director of the women’s product universe, has been with the French house since 2003.
As it marks 10 years in business, Shang Xia is making a major retail push in China and launching a capsule collection for younger clients.
Cold, blustery weather added to tensions leading up to France’s first opening day, Monday.
The luxury firm said it has not changed its conventional payment terms, which are often shorter than legal requirements — 20 days on average.
Second-quarter sales will be “significantly impacted” by the temporary closure of most of its network, Hermès said.
The luxury group pledged to pay all of its workers during the period.