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Leather Good Production

Our handbags are completely made by hand, without any use of industrial machinery, except for a simple sewing machine, which is mostly used for the fine finishing of the product. Everything else is in the hands of our skilled artisans, who bring to their profession the utmost commitment and years of experience in order to produce a bag, an article that is so perfectly finished and beautiful that it will never go unnoticed.

Bringing a handbag or satchel design to life is an involved process - and the higher the quality of the bag, the more thought goes into its creation. The process usually begins with a sketch; however before any drawings can move into production, the designer needs to consider the latest handbag trends to ensure that the finished product will fit into current styles, meet consumer demands and offer enough differentiation to make the bag unique from others on the market. Skilled pattern maker will use the drawings to create a paper model or prototype of the bag and an official pattern that will be used to create the entire collection. But before the bags can be made, the materials and colors must be selected. For example, one handbag could come in several colors or types of leather, from soft, calf skin leather to vegetable tanned buff leather. The silhouette plays an important role in selecting the type of leather; a structured shoulder bag should use a more durable and stiff leather while a hobo or slouchy handbag would use softer, more pliable leather. After the materials are selected, a leather cutter will cut the leather for each handbag and prepare it for stitching. This is a delicate process that requires a skilled leather worker, which contributes to the cost of an authentic handbag. Each piece must be cut perfectly to correspond to the handbag pattern-only an experienced leather cutter will know how to best work with specific types of leather to ensure that the end result is perfect.

The next step in making a handbag is stitching. An assembler will recreate the paper handbag model from the leather cutouts. The leather is either hand stitched or stitched with a sewing machine. This job requires the utmost craftsmanship to be able to stitch fine, straight seems on leather, in particular more rigid leathers - one wrong stitch would leave a permanent mark in the leather, ruining the entire piece. The more details the handbag has - like hardware, and inner pockets - the more complicated the fabrication process. The final quality of a handbag is determined during this stage of the process. Any mistakes will affect how the bag looks and will hold up over time.

The next stage is the finishing. The bag will still look different than the prototype, as it is missing hardware, zippers or closures. During this process, each handbag is inspected for defects and all hardware is added. The leather handbags are now ready for shipping. Each handbag is individually wrapped in a cloth bag and shipped to the customer or boutique. From this brief overview of the production of our handbags, it is easy to see that a few important components are essential to the creation of a luxury and prestigious handbag:
  • The quality of the materials used to produce the bag (in our case the leather), which is not just a matter of aesthetics but also impacts the stitching and the shaping of the bag.
  • The experience of our leather craftsmen, essential to every stage of the production of our handbags.
  • The place where the whole production process is carried out. That these skilled artisans with plenty of experience in hand-crafted luxury leather goods convinced that the quality of our product is higher when the whole production process is carried out under the same roof, under the full control and supervision of our expert managers.
  • The calm and patience to be able to create something truly beautiful and perfect from every point of view, devoting time and dedication to this work. When a product is made in a hurry it can never be a luxury item, as everything from the stitching to the application of the accessories will be of low quality and unrefined.
  • The leather workshop should be specialist in the appropriate skills for the making of a particular bag. If an artisan workshop specializes in producing professional bags in natural leather, it will be unbeatable in that area of expertise, as you need special tools that are specific to the working of this leather

A genuine luxury article can only be produced when the following conditions come together:
  • Excellent quality materials
  • A top quality workforce
  • Rigorous quality control in every stage of the production of the luxury article, as only the experience of many years guarantees the proper functioning of every stage of the process and the creation of a genuine prestigious product of indisputable refinement.

Nevertheless the elusive quality that makes each of our handbags so special is the fact that our leather craftsmen put their whole heart and soul into every stage of their work, imbuing each of our bags with that magic ingredient that only comes from being personally hand-made with love and care, and transforms it into a wonder of refinement and beauty.