Logo embossing is the most frequent way of branding a leather item. The majority of pieces that are made by leather goods manufacturers in this area are personalised by using “Bind Embossing”. The video below shows an example of this type of embossing. There are some other ways of embossing your logo on leather such as gold or silver foil embossing. Enjoy the video.

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Today, we want to show you some types of stitching that are commonly used in the manufacturing of leather goods. As you will see from the pictures below, we have made a leather bag on which we have tried to apply different ways of assembling the different parts and also we have tried to use different types of visible and hidden stitching.

Which one is your favourite?

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Today, we want to show you another example of a “handcrafted product”. This time it is not a bag or a piece of furniture but a car. British manufacturer of sports cars, Aston Martin  has released the Aston Martin Cygnet. The video below explores the craftsmanship and details in the production process of this car from the paint to the details of the leather trims. The whole video emphasises the values of handwork. Enjoy!!

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Posted on December 20th, 2011
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Creative people may feel frustrated about the time that they must wait until they see the first physical interpretation of what they have in mind. Getting a physical prototype with which you can easily work, write on and amend is highly appreciated by the creative team of a particular project. For some industries it might be difficult to find an inexpensive material with similar aspect and behaviour to the material that will be finally used for making the product. Prototype making saves time and money and favours the development of positive and productive experiences between designers and manufacturers.

Below, you can see some pictures of some prototypes made in our prototype and sample workshop.

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Posted on December 15th, 2011
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Many people that are not familiar with the leather goods industry may wonder about how they can recognise high quality leather goods. The majority of consumers cannot distinguish between high quality leathers, mid-quality leathers and non-leather materials (PU leather-like materials). The same happens with the construction and finish of leather items. Should consumers know about this? Since they are lacking this knowledge… Should someone show them how to “evaluate” a leather product?… Could this be counter-productive for certain brands?

We strongly believe that knowledge is power. We like informed consumers that not only look at the emotional part of the product (mainly the brand), but also appreciate the details and the other tangible aspects of the leather product. Therefore, manufacturers and brands must work together in order that this message can get to final consumers. We should also train our sales force in this kind of things. A balance between emotional and tangible sales pitch… Don’t you think so?

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Posted on November 10th, 2011
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Many fashion designers look at older times and leather goods collections from the past in order to create their own styles and collections. This pretty recurrent source of inspiration focuses not only on the functional part that old items hold but also on the intrinsic beauty of lifetime craftsmanship. Best selling traditional leather goods, like those you can see below, are being reinterpreted and adapted to present times.

Mad hectic Neon leather accessories may be a good example for this. Old functionality and the current trends are united.

We will soon post some new examples of this.

 

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Posted on October 14th, 2011
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Why do leather goods have a high price? Have you ever wondered what is behind the whole process? We want to share with our followers a video that shows a real process of analysing the cost of a leather item. As you will see, patterns are crucial in this.

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Posted on October 11th, 2011
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4th October 2011

Dear logbook,

Today, we feel privileged. We had the opportunity of seeing the newest collections of some of the most recognised fashion houses in the world. We feel lucky to work in an area where the latest trends mixes with tradition and craftsmanship. Both realities coexist and feed on each other so that they are constantly learning something new. The leather industry in Andalusia is “alive and kicking”…

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Posted on October 5th, 2011
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We recently got to know about the video below and decided to share it with our followers. The video is about the Museé International d’Horlogerie  in Switzerland  (International Museum of watchmaking). It’s not only that we are passionate about watches and watchmaking but also because such an ambitious project with Montblanc   will serve to keep records of how watches were made in the past and protect the savoir-faire of Swiss watchmakers.

We already wrote an article about the Leather Goods Museum  in Ubrique and published some pictures. You will soon learn more about this museum.

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Posted on October 1st, 2011
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Can a leather item be made more efficiently (time wise) without reducing the quality and the values that a handcrafted leather item holds? Craftsmanship is linked to the idea that the amount of time spent on the manufacturing of an item is not as important as the final result. On the contrary, many modern makers tend to focus completely on functionality and “forget” about the spiritual part of the item. The act of purchasing is based on the emotions and the story that is behind.

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Keeping the above in mind, we must not forget that handmade items must also be sellable and meet the requirements and needs of our clients. In our experience, timing is a key factor here. Modern leather goods craftsmanship must keep its roots in order to make gorgeous leather goods, but also it must meet the new standards that the market is demanding.

 

What do YOU think about this?…

 

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Posted on September 23rd, 2011
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