TANE was founded in 1942 by Sergio and Natalia Leites, from France. Art collectors, they came to Mexico after fleeing from Paris during World War II. They settled in the Zona Rosa where they opened a leather products boutique, or a tannerie (talabertería in French), from which the name TANE comes.

Giving a twist to their manufacture, they began to work with local goldsmiths to create the details of their bags and accessories, beginning their relationship with the country's silver.