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

Right after the summer holidays there are a bunch of events that we cannot miss. Find some of them below.

 


 

London Fashion WeekLONDON FASHION WEEK

 

Dates: 14th  – 18th September

Venue, City, Country: Somerset House, London, Great Britain

Exhibitors: Cloth, Apparel & Accessories, Handbags
 and other Leather Goods
from the best renowned fashion brands

Visitors: Designers, Exporters, Importers, General Public, Leather Manufacturers, Media Agencies and Publications

Note: It is one of the most visited fashion industry trade show in France. The latest fashion trends are presented during this fashion show. A must-visit show.

Web site: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mipel the bag showMIPEL – THE BAG SHOW 

Dates: 16th-19th September

Venue, City, Country: Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy

Exhibitors:  International leather Goods manufacturers and brands

Visitors:   Importers and exporters of leather goods and accessories, retailers, wholesalers, leather tanners.

Notes: Mipel is the leading trade show for leather goods manufacturers. It is a must if you want to know latest trends.

web:  http://www.mipel.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Modacalzado iberpielMODACALZADO-IBERPIEL

 

Dates: 22nd-24th September

Venue, City, Country: IFEMA, Madrid, Spain

Exhibitor: Footwear and leather goods manufacturers and brands

Visitor: International designers and buyers

Notes: Although the “Spanish Fair” used to be a must-visit in the past years, it is suffering from disenchantment by both exhibitors and visitors. Nowadays, the fair is still one of the best windows for Spanish manufacturers of footwear.

Web site: www.ifema.es/ferias/semanapiel/default_i.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

premiere vision plurielPREMIÈR VISION PLURIEL

 

Dates: 19th  -21st September

Venue, City, Country: Paris Nord Villepinte Hall4, Paris, France

Exhibitor:  International businesses in the leather industry. Fur & Leather

Visitors: Buyers, fashion designers, design agencies and other related businesses

Notes: Simply a must…

Web site:  http://www.premierevision-pluriel.com/?page=01&lang=en

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Premiere classe tuilleriesPREMIÈR CLASSE TUILLERIES

 

Dates: 28th September – 1st October

Venue, City, Country: Jardin des Tuileries 
Paris, France

Exhibitors: Leather Accessories and Shoes Brands and manufacturers

Visitors: Importers and exporters, manufacturers worldwide

Web site: http://www.premiere-classe-tuileries.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

lineapelle

LINEPELLE

 

Dates: 9th-11th October

Venue, City, Country: Bologna Fair Centre, Bologna, Italy

Exhibitors: Producers of finished leathers and components (leather goods and shoes)

Visitors: Importers and exporters, manufacturers worldwide

Note: It is the referent for those who want to be up-to-date about the trends in raw materials. The different producers exhibit their new articles and innovations. A must-visit Trade Fair.

Web site: http://www.lineapelle-fair.it/index.php?&lingua=en

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on September 6th, 2012
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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 .

proudly made in spain leather products - figures export

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Posted on August 29th, 2012
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American fashion designer, Rick Owens  launched a new series of leather accessories featuring a metallic gold finish that is present throughout his AW’12 collection. We really like the contrast between the metallic leather and the matt edge dye.  Hope you enjoy them.

rick owens metallic leather

rick owens metallic leather

Leather Goods that we Delight
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Posted on August 22nd, 2012
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Leather goods merchants were the first transmitters of the savoir-faire of this area in modern times. Isn´t these people worthy of homage? They were the first sales agents of the leather goods factories that decided to create a brand. It was the owner of the workshop himself who took this role. He used to pack the collection of leather goods in a “hard-to-wear” trunk and drive all through certain geographical areas. He visited shops of leather accessories and offered his products to them. After several weeks of travelling, he came back to the factory and started to produce the orders.

Nowadays, this way of selling is not as common as it used to be. Most Spanish Leather Goods Manufacturers have their own e-shop or display their products on ecommerce platforms of third parties

We strongly believe in modern technologies as a way of reaching your potential clients and a way of being closer to them. However, the “physical contact” the physical interaction (Experience) between buyers and makers cannot be substituted by these technologies. Leather goods are made by People

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Posted on July 26th, 2012
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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?

Luxury Goods
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Posted on July 12th, 2012
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SS13 leather wallets collection of Swedish Brand Acne Studios  is full of very colourful and functional pieces. Zip wallets, small coin purses or cardholders are new styles that complement the basics of the brand. An example of good taste and well made leather goods.

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Posted on July 9th, 2012
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We just started the manufacturing process of a collection of very exclusive leather goods. We are using vegetable tanned leather that we are dying ourselves at the workshop. We are using three different colours, green, navy and hazelnut brown… You can see the Hand dying process on the video below. We hope you enjoy it.

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Posted on June 26th, 2012
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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…

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Posted on June 13th, 2012
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