Sebime Spanish Fashion Jewellery Manufacturers' Association

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About us

Sebime is the Spanish Fashion Jewellery Manufacturers' Association, whose registered office is established in Mahón (Menorca, Balearic Islands), birthplace of the Spanish fashion jewellery.

Therefore, this is an organization which represents the Spanish fashion jewellery manufacturers, to defend their interests and to represent them before the different administrations, institutions, international bodies and their counterpart associations in the rest of Europe.

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Background

  • Sebime founded in 1972 as a non-profit Association and recognised by the Spanish Government as the sole representative of the sector and manufacturers.

  • The Minorcan Fashion Jewellery Week started in 1972 (local fair)

  • The 1st National Fair of Fashion Jewellery in Spain was inaugurated in Menorca in 1976
  • The 1st international Fair was inaugurated in Menorca in 1986
  • In May 1994, the international Fair EuroBijoux & Accessories was born.

Organization Objectives

  • Market research and Trade Missions together with the ICEX (España Exportación e Inversiones – Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo)
  • Sector Representation overseas through Trade Fairs and different activities. • Exhibitions and Trade Fairs in Spain.
  • European support & coordination.
  • Technical and trends workshops.
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Organization Structure

  • President and a Managing Committee made up by associating manufacturers.
  • The General Assembly of Members is the Association’s highest management body, and they meet at least once a year.4- Action PlansDevelopment of the sectorial plan for Spanish manufactures with the ICEX support.

Actions Plans

  • Development of the sectorial plan for spanish manufactures with the ICEX support.

Our sector

Fashion jewellery and accessories, an important activity

The fashion jewellery industry in Spain has a long tradition connected in the past with a handcrafted production and the delicate use of different materials as silver in different regions of Spain. Today, this industry is well consolidated employing approximately more than 3100 professionals.

The creativity and the skill to design products using a great variety of materials, from silver, leather, to enamel and pearls, allow to offer an important variety of innovated products. These factors are responsible for the importance of their exportations which in 2019 reached approximately 126 millions of euros.

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Yesterday and Today

Minorca, Fashion Jewellery in its origin

Between 1840 and 1845, the silver chain mail purse industry emerged. These were clothing accessories for which skilful female hands "wove" the silver, being probably inspired by the way fishermen repaired their nets. These silver bags were the origin for a powerful fashion jewellery industry on the island (one of the most important in Europe) that still exists, though it is now much more diverse and has become more technical.

Sebime from 1969 to 1975

Sebime was originally born as "Semana de la Bisutería de Menorca" (the Fashion Jewellery Week of Minorca), a result of the initiative of Mr. Rafael Timoner (a fashion jeweller and mayor of Mahon). This activity, the source of what is today Sebime, was, in essence, an exhibition of a cultural nature that also served to make known the art and industry of Minorcan fashion jewellery. With the passage of time, this "Semana" became supported and institutionalized as a showcase for fashion jewellery, firstly for the island and then for the Balearic Islands as a whole (1975).

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1976-1986: From Spain to Europe.

In 1976 the fair officially acquired status at the "Feria Nacional de la Bisutería e industrias afines" (the National Fair for Fashion Jewellery and related industries) and the bases were laid down for SEBIME as a representative association for the interests of the Spanish fashion jewellery and accessories industry. The high point in this exciting growth stage took place on May 20th 1986, when the first fair, that already had an international status, was inaugurated. The SEBIME association, initially created for organizing the fair, began to expand and develop its activities beyond the scope of this fair and became a support platform for the international protection of the whole of the Spanish sector.

1986 to today: EuroBijoux

With the internationalization of the Fashion Jewellery and Accessories fair, the association acquired its current name: EuroBijoux, thus strengthening its Pan-European character. At the same time Sebime, our association, continued to grow and acquired new roles and commitments on a European Union basis until becoming the institution responsible for planning and promoting all the fashion jewellery and accessories sector in international markets.

In 2007 creation of the European brand Euro Fashion Bijoux

EuroFashion Bijoux is the first European Brand for fashion jewellery, accessories of good quality, design and "Made in Europe". This brand is the result of the agreement between Sebime and Mibi, entities which represent the manufacturers in Spain and Italy respectively.

Comisión Gestora

Jose Manuel Moreno

Presidente-Portavoz

Juana Fernández

Secretaria y Tesorería

Maria Cardona

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Manuel Hernández

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Marcel Carreras

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Miguel Estrany

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  • Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional
  • Consell Insular de Menorca
  • EuroFashion Bijoux
  • Bisutería de España
  • Una manera de hacer Europa