Betangible and their group of leather goods manufacturers wish you Merry Christmas. We have selected some images taken in Spanish leather goods workshops and made the video below. We hope you enjoy it.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2012
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In one of our first posts we featured images of some pieces made using the “leather carving” technique. This technique has been studied, used and improved by a very well known craftsman and artist from Ubrique called Luis Domínguez Rojas.

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Rojas (this is how he signs his pieces) has been making leather carved pieces for more than 60 years. We recently interviewed him at his small workshop and museum and he captivated us when he stated, “I am still learning about this technique”.

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He is currently collaborating with a local leather supplier Curtidos Cabezas  trying to transmit his know-how to local leather workers through training courses. He aims at transmitting his passion for this art to the next generation of leather artisans. Below you can find a short video filmed during our interview. Hope you enjoy it.

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Posted on December 13th, 2012
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Today, we would like to show you an example of how luxury brands are fostering the idea of customisation and bespoke manufacturing . French luxury brand, Goyard , has produced a short video in which they emphasise the handcrafted aspect of their products at the same time that they focus on the idea of tailor-made products. We hope you enjoy the video.

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Posted on December 13th, 2012
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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.

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Posted on November 7th, 2012
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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.


 

You can see another video of this Brand here

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Posted on October 19th, 2012
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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.

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Posted on October 5th, 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

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

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Posted on August 22nd, 2012
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