THE PROCESS

DESIGN

The design process starts with understanding the purpose of the piece, who will use it and why. From there, we consider the form and aesthetic leaning towards clean lines and symmetry.

 

There is a personal one-on-one approach to each Made To Order piece. We work directly with our clients on everything from style, leather and thread choice. There are no corners cut when it comes to the quality of materials or craftsmanship.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

We produce each piece by hand. Using traditional techniques and the finest tools made by modern makers. There are no machines used during the process of making a handbag or wallet or other fine leather goods.

 

We select each component of the piece from a single piece of vegetable-tanned leather. Since each leather hide has subtle variations in its colour, this approach ensures continuity in the final piece.

LEATHER

"Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures and transforms with the passage of time. The natural ageing does not compromise its qualities,  it is a rare material that actually improves with use. 

It embodies the signs of time and use as the most personal expression of naturalness and truth."

- CONSORZIO VERA PELLE ITALIANA CONCIATA AL VEGETALE

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THREAD

As important as the leather is the thread that binds it together. I use a natural linen thread that is strong and wear-resistant. The colouring process uses an environmentally friendly dye that is resistant to ultraviolet radiation and fading.