Regardless of the religious side of this Week, one may say that Spanish streets in general and Andalusian streets in particular become outdoor museums that show unique pieces of artwork made by Spanish artisans. Carpenters, Jewellers, Leather Workers, Embroiderers, Goldsmiths and quite a lot of other Guilds work together in order to create items of priceless artistic value.
Genuine exotic leathers, geometrical shapes, innovative construction and unconventional concept… These are the ideas that came to our minds when we found the designs below. We really enjoy the idea of not keeping the standard proportions for each type of design. Really smart… More info here
Passion and Courage are two words that could be associated to Spanish Luxury brand Loewe. But Loewe has traditionally been known by the quality of its products and the meticulous manufacturing process. The video below tries to show this… Enjoy
So far, we have showed you the main processes that Spanish Leather Goods Manufacturers follow in order to make a leather item. Today, we want to start a new series of articles in which we will try to show you the little details that makes of a Leather Item be “Great”.
There are different ways of finishing the edges of a leather item. We want to show you the five most commonly used. All of them need a lot of dedication in order to get a proper finished edge.
Read more about Edge finish in an older post here.
The first trimester of 2012 is almost over but we still have some interesting Trade Fairs to have in mind… Let’s have a look…
Dates: 11th - 13th March
Venue, City, Country: Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Exhibitors: Manufacturers of Men’s & Women’s leather accessories such as handbags, wallets, belts and shoes.
Visitors: Boutique & Department Store Buyers, Importers/Wholesalers, Fashion Professionals and General Public
Note: #1 Trade event in Spain for leather accessories and shoes..
Internationalen Leatherwaren Messen
Dates: 10th – 12th March
Venue, City, Country: Offenbach am Main, Germany.
Exhibitors: Leather accessories brands.
Visitors: Diverse profile such as wholesalers and retailers from all around the world.
Note: The I.L.M Offenbach as autonomous trade fair for leather goods, travel articles, bag fashion, and accessories.
Dates: 20th – 23th March.
Venue, City, Country: Expocentre, Moscow, Russia.
Exhibitors: Manufacturers and fashion brands of accessories and shoes.
Visitors: Professionals of the leather industry such as buyers and manufacturers.
Note: OMK is focused mainly on the Russian market since most of the visitors come from that country.
Web site: http://www.obuv-expo.ru/en/
Dates: 4th – 7st March.
Venue, City, Country: Fiera Milano, Italy.
Exhibitors: Manufacturers and brands of all types of leather accessories.
Visitors: Diverse profile of visitors such as wholesalers, retailers and other professionals linked to the leather goods industry.
Note: A truly international Trade Fair for real networking between buyers and manufacturers. An outstanding place for entrepreneurs.
Web site: http://www.mipel.it/en/
Spanish leather goods firm, Malababa , started in 1997 and it is now present in more than 300 stores worldwide. Their leather accessories hoard the values of “Made in Spain” leather goods. The leathers used in Malababa’s leather accessories have been tanned using traditional tanning processes without any chemicals. Smart designs and experienced manufacturers unite … See some of their items below…
Spanish leather goods manufacturers are not suffering the negative effects of the global economic recession. According to DBK , independent annalists of industries, the Spanish leather goods manufacturing industry enjoy good health. In 2011, the industry grew 3.1 % and it will also grow in 2012. “Made in Spain” leather goods are more and more appreciated all around the world… We are really happy about it.
Very often, I have the tendency to address any subject from a professional point of view, rather than a “neutral” one. Not long ago, I was walking across an industrial area in Seville and could not help taking the photos below. It was one of the buildings that belonged to the Universal Exposition in Seville in 1992. When I saw it, some type of brushed leather came to my mind. Really liked the ombre effect… It was very inspirational.
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.
Genuine crocodile, alligator, stingray, snake, ostrich, lizard leather and other kinds of exotic skins are amongst the most luxurious leathers in the market. Only the most skilled leather goods craftsmen are able to work with these types of leathers especially due to their hardness.
All exotic leathers must be obtained in full compliance of CITES regulations. That’s why very skin must have a tag specifying that they comply this. The tag means that the animal was fed in a farm that guarantees the survival of the species and wild life.
The photos below have been taken at local leather supplier Curtidos Zarco S.L.