Busy times for Leather Goods Manufacturers now. Christmas is round the corner one more year. Some of the Christmas gifts that many people worldwide will receive are being made in Spanish Leather Goods Workshops. We feel proud to be a small part of it… Thanks for making it possible.
Believe it or not, there are still small leather goods workshops that make one-off leather products. Today, we would like to show you a local manufacturer that specialises in the manufacturing of bespoke storage chests and trunks, Breton. We were invited to see Breton’s workshop and got impressed about their craftsmanship and meticulous care of the details in each piece. See some photos below.
The Spanish leather goods industry is in very good shape. According to the latest official data (download it here in Spanish) , Spanish leather goods manufacturers have consolidated their international expansion in spite of the world’s generalised recession. The exports of manufacturing services have increased 17% in 2011 with a turnover of more than 511 millions Euros (Exports).
‘Made in Spain’ leather goods are very much appreciated not only by fashion brands and independent designers but also by the final customer, who is more and more informed and interested in what is behind the product they are buying.
Andalusia is the region that still holds the biggest cluster of companies dedicated to the manufacturing of leather accessories, most of which are based in the town of Ubrique and the surrounding towns such as Prado del Rey .
Bags made out of cork? Yes, and the result has been very satisfactory. Cork has unequalled features that make this natural product suitable for fashion accessories. There are many characteristics that are unique to cork, such as lightweight, waterproof, rot resistant, recoverable and durable. We made some bags out of cork and want to share them with you. We hope you enjoy them.
Genuine exotic leathers, geometrical shapes, innovative construction and unconventional concept… These are the ideas that came to our minds when we found the designs below. We really enjoy the idea of not keeping the standard proportions for each type of design. Really smart… More info here
Spanish leather goods manufacturers are not suffering the negative effects of the global economic recession. According to DBK , independent annalists of industries, the Spanish leather goods manufacturing industry enjoy good health. In 2011, the industry grew 3.1 % and it will also grow in 2012. “Made in Spain” leather goods are more and more appreciated all around the world… We are really happy about it.
A very good friend of ours told us about this very first collection of two Italian artists who have joined their creative spirits under the name C.A.2 Creative . The collection features huge stoles, gloves, foulards and small accessories and is inspired by ancient Chinese paper-cut artworks. Automatic Cutting Systems (Blade, laser or water-jet cutting) may have been used for the engravings.
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.
Today, we would like to re-post an article that our partner blog Ubrike.com posted some weeks ago. The article is about the collaboration between luxury brand Louis Vuitton and British artist Billie Achileos.
You can find some more photos and a video of the making of on this link
We have been surfing the web and came up with an awesome video by Fendi in which they show the manufacturing process of a fur and leather coat. You will be able to see many parts of the whole process. We hope you enjoy it.