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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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.

 

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Posted on September 23rd, 2011
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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.

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Posted on August 9th, 2011
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The Leather Goods Manufacturing Industry in Andalusia is currently undergoing several changes that must lead to a more competitive industry. The next generation of businessmen and women that is running the leather goods factories in Andalusia is the most trained and qualified ever. The sons and daughters of the current managing directors of the leather goods workshops are taking more and more important roles in the hierarchy of the companies. These “young” men and women, unlike their parents, have University careers and look at technology and innovation as the way of becoming more and more competitive in the leather goods industry worldwide. Information and Communication Technology such as the Internet will help this industry enhance the values that Spanish leather goods hold; savoir-faire, tradition and craftsmanship. Betangible is already part of this unstoppable trend.

 

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Posted on July 26th, 2011
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The majority of people use their hands only for common things like grasping objects. Others use their hands for creating new objects that can be functional or only decorative. These people are called artisans.
Today, we would like to honour the artisans that use their hands to perform an activity that not many are able to make. We refer to those guilds that started in the Middle Ages and still keep their values and techniques. These people were called “Masters” and nowadays, they still keep their status of experienced workers.


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Posted on July 12th, 2011
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In this forth chapter we will show you the third way of cutting the leather in leather goods workshops in Andalusia (Spain). Some of the leather goods factories that are collaborating with Betangible have automatic cutting systems in order to have better response time and be more flexible in minimum quantities. Another advantage of having automatic cutting systems is that it turns to be more cost-effective for productions with many different styles and products.

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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 »

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Posted on May 31st, 2011
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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.

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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.

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Posted on May 5th, 2011
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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.


 

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Posted on May 3rd, 2011
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