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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British designer Tortie Hoare has created beautiful pieces by mixing two organic materials (leather and wood) and much of her proven creativity. Her furniture designs have been made using the process of shaping the boiled leather (learn more about the leather moulding technique here). See some pictures of her designs below.

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Today, we want to show you a good example that Leather can be applied in many different fields. Molami is a Swedish brand that makes headphones designed from a fashion standpoint. Molami’s headphones feature nappa and stingray leather that gives the item an exclusive and luxurious mood.  “Wearable sound” is the concept behind everything they do as they pay meticulous attention to the details of every single part of each pair of headphones.

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Our second post of this new series “Leather Goods that we Delight”  is dedicated to the new Comme des Garçons wallets collection. The “Very Black” wallets collection goes in the opposite direction after the recent presentation of the “Flashy Metallic” wallets collection. Everything in the collection is worth mentioning… matt black premium cow leather, black zippers, pullers and stitching and, of course, the hands of Spanish leather goods manufacturers.

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Posted on November 7th, 2011
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Just came across an article  on the website of the award winning London based accessory brand, Chris&Tibor . The article proudly tells us about the experience they had during the days they spent in Andalusia (Spain) while having a look at the production of they leather goods.

Chris&Tibor  is an award winning London based accessory brand, synonymous with fashion forward, creative, exclusive and luxurious. The brand is also known for its exciting designer collaborations with brands such as Juun.J , Walter Van Beirendonck , Veronique Branquinho and Romain Kremer.

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Posted on October 19th, 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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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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English brand Mulberry was established in Somerset (England) in 1971. The brand was a success from the very first collection and became the first lifestyle British brand. Although most of Mulberry’s leather products are made in their rural Somerset factory, known as The Rookery, many pieces are made in Spain by Andalusian leather goods manufacturers.   The key factors for this success have been the passion for the artisanal work and the selection of the best raw materials, among others.

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Posted on September 22nd, 2011
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14th September 2011

Dear logbook,

Yesterday, a very good friend of us visited our sampling workshop  and some manufacturers of our area. Ironically, although we have known each other for more than two years, it was the first time he has been to Andalusia . Our good friend James told us during the diner that, as we already knew, he is a fan of our blog, but, before coming here, he could not imagine “how those people at the workshop work and make a wallet…” .” they are mad about what they do”. Finally, he added “actions speak louder that ‘written’ words”. He really encouraged us to keep on communicating the values of the leather goods manufacturers in Ubrique area. Many thanks, James. We won’t give up.

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Posted on September 15th, 2011
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Today, we would like to share with our readers a video in which you will be able to see how furniture designer, Max Lamb and master craftsmen of Alfred Dunhill collaborate in order to make a unique item that combines craftsmanship and modernity. We hope that you enjoy the video.

 

 

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Posted on September 13th, 2011
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