Following the series of posts about renowned luxury brands that are concerned about communicating not only the intangible characteristics of the brand but also the real and tangible aspects, we want to share this video with our followers. The video shows the essence and heritage of American brand Coach.
It also shows the manufacturing process of one of their leather goods from the selection of the leather to the final steps of the whole process. It is worth watching it. I hope you enjoy it.. Read the rest of this entry »
In the second chapter of this series of videos, we presented how leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) cut the leather by hand. In a previous article, we also mentioned the three main ways of cutting the leather. Today, we want to show you another video in which you will be able to see how Spanish leather workers cut the leather using a die cutting machine and different cutting metal patterns. Due to the investment that a leather good manufacturer has to do in cutting metal patterns, die cutting is more efficient when a product is produced on a regular basis. For smaller productions, hand cutting is more appropriate.
Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garçons is worldwide recognised by their quality, originality and intensity. From Betangible we want to emphasize the fact that Comme de Garçons has been producing their leather goods in Spain for quite a long time. Both the Japanese brand and Spanish leather goods manufacturers have strengthened bonds in order to get top quality leather goods.
In this second chapter of the series, we want to show how leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) cut the leather by hand. The combination of ancient tools and the expertise of Andalusian leather workers guarantee a precise hand cutting. We hope you enjoy the video.
Today, we want to tell you about a collaboration that we started several months ago. As you may have noticed, Betangible.com aims at the manufacturing part of the leather goods industry in Andalusia (Spain), the relationship with leather goods manufacturers and the process of making an idea come true into a tangible item.
Not long ago, we started a collaboration with leather Goods magazine Ubrike.com. This online magazine focus on presenting leather goods trends, keeping you updated about the latest leather accessories that fashion brands release in each season, as well as presenting local leather goods brands that, although they are not still very well known in the international market, are determined to be recognised internationally by their “Made in Spain” design and manufacturing.
Today, we want to present you the second interview on Betangible. In the first interview, a leather goods manufacturer responded our questions about the work they develop in the leather workshop. Now, it is the turn of Belgian brand Les Deux de Cock which, in spite of its short trajectory, is becoming more and recognised by its timeless geometric simplicity of the styles.
Betangible: Who are “Les Deux de Cock”?
Les Deux de Cock: We are two sisters from Antwerp, Belgium. The label started in 2009.
The handbags have an architectural and monumental character by the way the leather is stitched. The inspiration for the structures is the square. By the repetitive use of the patterns, the bags obtain a tight simplicity. In some models it creates a strong 3D effect. We have created “quirky collection” where creativity and originality prevails.
As we announced in previous posts, we are preparing a series of videos in which we want to show the actual work that is performed in leather goods workshops in Andalusia. Today, we are happy to present you the first video. It shows the very first step of the whole process in the workshop. We are keeping the real noise in a workshop because it is very illustrative of what the video shows. We would also like to invite you subscribe to our Youtube Channel by clicking here… We hope you enjoy it.
Betangible is proud to publish the first interview of a long series in which we will try to bring the leather goods manufacturing industry in Andalusia and its main characters (manufacturers and designers/brands). Today, José Sánchez, owner of SPS-Leather Goods & Manufacturing Services , will answer our questions.
How long have you been linked to the leather goods manufacturing industry in Ubrique?
Stefano Pallas (SPS) was established in 1960. It’s been more tan 50 years producing leather goods. I these years, we have worked for both Spanish and international luxury fashion brands as well as for smaller fashion firms and independent designers.
What types of leather goods do you make?
SPS is specialised in the manufacturing of small leather goods such as wallets, purses and other small items. We also have different production lines of men’s leather handbags and bigger items.
Which are the main handicaps that you usually find when you produce for a fashion brand?
The beginnings are never easy. The initial steps of the business relationship between a manufacturer and a fashion brand are crucial to get a long lasting collaboration. Our company pursues trust-based collaborations with our clients. I am obsessed with transparency and honesty in the projects that we begin with new clients.
In 1929, Belgian luxury brand Delvaux launched its foray into the luxury leather goods market. Words such as elegance, creativity and craftsmanship has been linked to the Belgian brand since its early days. Today, Delvaux is proud to be one of the oldest and most successful luxury leather goods company in the world.
The video below tries to communicate the history, values and know-how of the Belgian brand. We are sure that you will enjoy the song too.