Making Custom-made products has become the new way that Luxury Brands are using to offer their clients a more exclusive and personalised service. This is a way of going back to their origins and raison d’etre.

We really enjoy being part of these sorts of projects in which we help designers and brands create unique leather goods. The images below are parts of this kind of projects.

Bespoke-leather-goods---the-new-luxury

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Posted on November 7th, 2012
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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.

Leather Storage Chest and Trunks - Leather Goods That we Delight

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Today, we want to show collaboration between two traditional industries, Leather & Carpentry Industries. This project started some months ago within the framework of a project led by IES Carlos III , a local Training Workshop. The Project tries to strengthen bonds between these two guilds so that they can share techniques and ideas for better-made products.

The pictures and the video below show the making process of ash table with leather wrapped panels. We hope you enjoy it…

Carpentry Work

Final Result

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According to Merriam-Webster, Heritage is “Something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor. Legacy. Tradition”. The fact of having the heritage and skills is crucial to make high quality leather goods. However, this might not be enough. Traditional Industries must be at the forefront of modern communications and digital marketing. Not only must they realise the importance of heritage, craftsmanship and quality, but also innovation and the prioritisation of the customer.

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Posted on April 26th, 2012
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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.

 

What do YOU think about this?…

 

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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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