Loewe’s latest Project is called “Best Hands of Spain”. In this Project, the Spanish luxury Brand wants to enhance Spain’s greatest craftsmen. The video below shows the hand-made aspect behind the manufacturing process of a luxury item, which underlines the fact that “Made in Spain” is linked to the best craftsmanship and constant pursuit of excellence.
The video below shows the artisanal work behind the making process of a Bottega Veneta hard shell clutch bag. Attention to detail and the most skilful hands are needed to make such a masterpiece. We hope you enjoy the video.
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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 .
Most people may agree that Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is mostly recognised by their woven bags. You may also imagine that only the most skilled Artisans are able to make it with the quality standards that luxury brands offer. The video below shows part of the process. I hope you enjoy it.
Most of the input that we receive from brands dedicated to the design and manufacturing of leather goods refers to the value of craftsmanship, tradition and the fact that their products have been handmade one by one using the “most genuine” leather. After not much thought or reflection one may think that there may be some minor changes and/or “imperfections” as part of the “one-by-one” making process. However, these minor “imperfections” are not always accepted and understood by buyers/clients… So, … where is the value of handmade leather goods? Is it in the ability of the leather workers to make handmade copies? Should clients accept these minor imperfections?
100% personalised bags? Italian Luxury Brand Fendi gives their clients the possibility of having their OWN Fendi bag. Clients can customise the external and internal materials, colours and sterling plaque on which they can add their name initials.
Customers can now participate in the creation of the item they are going to purchase and therefore, they will have a role in the luxurious universe of the brand
We really like this initiative…
German manufacturer of cameras and lenses, Leica and French Luxury Leather Goods Maker, Hermès have collaborated and the outcome has been A Masterpiece of Traditional Craftsmanship. The video below shows the process of making the camera and the associated accessories…
The fact that Comme des Garçons is one of our favourite accessories brands is an open secret. The Japanese brand just released some more designs in their Very Black Line. In a previous post we told you about two of their most extreme lines. Once again, “Made in Spain” is kept as an asset for the brand.
The exhibits will go through the History of Hermes from the saddle and harness makers to the present time … one of the most recognized leather accessories brand in the world. Shall we meet there?