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The Italians have a true passion and expertise in crafting leather

We searched in different places in Europe for a manufacturer. We had several samples made. And of course, we visited every factory in person to meet the workers and see the working conditions. It was quite surprising to see how different manufacturers could make such a different quality product from exactly the same (Italian) leather.

Our Italian ‘pelletteria’ really stood out. They have a true passion and expertise in crafting leather. Our pelletteria is located in the famous Scandicci area in Italy where Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana produce their bags.

With a minimalist design all details need to be perfect

Designer and founder Simone Tertoolen learned the design profession in Paris (Ecole Nationale Supérieure) and in Delft (Netherlands): “In Paris I learned that a good design is without compromises. If you pursue quality, each detail needs to match your design intent. As a result I’m obsessive about all details, driving our Italian craftsmen nuts every now and then… Together we built over a hundred prototypes to finally design the bag that looks beautiful and feels like magic.”

Caramel Crossbody
Caramel Crossbody