Sometimes people comment that my bags are too expensive. When they do that I understand that a leather bag is an investment but I also feel an urge to bring them here to see (and feel) the process from the leather arrives to the tannery, till the finished bags leave the factory. I have nothing but respect for the artisans who work here and every little part of the process is equally important. If the leather has not been treated correctly the hand feel and colour will never be correct. If the leather is not correctly cut, the bag will never be exact and the list goes on and on.
When I was here with Line a few month ago we went to see the cutting and preparation process and I must say that this is one os the most fascinating processes I have seen here. A bag as “simple” as our classic shopping bag is made from more than 30 pieces. Inside the bag there is added a material to strengthen the leather without it looses its softness. And each little piece has to be cut. Everything is of course done by hand. Hands that has worked for decades -sometimes since they were as young as 12-13 years since only one generation ago people stated to work at a very young age. This experience can not be bought, it can only be learned by many years of training. The people I work with are proud and I understand why. When I see them work I feel extreme humble and grateful to work with them.
At the moment our shopping bag is sold out but I promise you it will soon be back in stock soon as I just found some very nice leather and made another order. If you wish to be sure to get your example you can contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org