Just came across an article  on the website of the award winning London based accessory brand, Chris&Tibor . The article proudly tells us about the experience they had during the days they spent in Andalusia (Spain) while having a look at the production of they leather goods.

Chris&Tibor  is an award winning London based accessory brand, synonymous with fashion forward, creative, exclusive and luxurious. The brand is also known for its exciting designer collaborations with brands such as Juun.J , Walter Van Beirendonck , Veronique Branquinho and Romain Kremer.

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Posted on October 19th, 2011
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Many fashion designers look at older times and leather goods collections from the past in order to create their own styles and collections. This pretty recurrent source of inspiration focuses not only on the functional part that old items hold but also on the intrinsic beauty of lifetime craftsmanship. Best selling traditional leather goods, like those you can see below, are being reinterpreted and adapted to present times.

Mad hectic Neon leather accessories may be a good example for this. Old functionality and the current trends are united.

We will soon post some new examples of this.


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Posted on October 14th, 2011
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Why do leather goods have a high price? Have you ever wondered what is behind the whole process? We want to share with our followers a video that shows a real process of analysing the cost of a leather item. As you will see, patterns are crucial in this.

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Posted on October 11th, 2011
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4th October 2011

Dear logbook,

Today, we feel privileged. We had the opportunity of seeing the newest collections of some of the most recognised fashion houses in the world. We feel lucky to work in an area where the latest trends mixes with tradition and craftsmanship. Both realities coexist and feed on each other so that they are constantly learning something new. The leather industry in Andalusia is “alive and kicking”…

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Posted on October 5th, 2011
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We recently got to know about the video below and decided to share it with our followers. The video is about the Museé International d’Horlogerie  in Switzerland  (International Museum of watchmaking). It’s not only that we are passionate about watches and watchmaking but also because such an ambitious project with Montblanc   will serve to keep records of how watches were made in the past and protect the savoir-faire of Swiss watchmakers.

We already wrote an article about the Leather Goods Museum  in Ubrique and published some pictures. You will soon learn more about this museum.

Know-How | Luxury Goods
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Posted on October 1st, 2011
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We have not had enough travelling during September. Other trade fairs and commercial actions are waiting for us in October. Some are the following:



Dates: 30th September-3rd October

Venue, City, Country: Le Meurice, Park Hyatt and D’Evreux Hotel, Paris, France

Exhibitors: Designers and brands of apparel and fashion accessories and other luxury brands of other industries

Visitors: Local and International buyers and press, support groups, associations, representatives and general public

Note: Vendome Luxury Tradeshow offers a selection of high-end accessories and womenswear. It’s also a window for luxury perfumes, cosmetics and fine jewellery.

Web site: http://goo.gl/4yar2



Dates: 17th-19th October

Venue, City, Country: California Market Centre, Los Angeles, USA

Exhibitors: Cloth, Apparel & Accessories, Handbags
 and other Leather Goods

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

Note: It is one of the most fashionable shows in the USA. The event brings trendy apparel and accessories; all with a touch of innovation.

Web site: http://goo.gl/mFYcy




 Dates: 18th-20th 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://goo.gl/4KsMm




Dates: 18th-20th October

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

Exhibitors: Manufacturers of technologies and machines for shoes and leather goods, CAD-CAM technologies, Die-cutting machines, sewing machines, dies and chemical products.

Visitors: Local and International buyers. Importers, exporters and manufacturers of leather goods and shoes.

Note: It takes place at the same venue and dates as Lineapelle. The event offers a very comprehensive selection of the leading companies worldwide. Exhibition of machines and other technologies.

Web site: http://goo.gl/Z5ISa

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Posted on September 28th, 2011
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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.


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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English brand Mulberry was established in Somerset (England) in 1971. The brand was a success from the very first collection and became the first lifestyle British brand. Although most of Mulberry’s leather products are made in their rural Somerset factory, known as The Rookery, many pieces are made in Spain by Andalusian leather goods manufacturers.   The key factors for this success have been the passion for the artisanal work and the selection of the best raw materials, among others.

Designers | Luxury Goods
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Posted on September 22nd, 2011
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14th September 2011

Dear logbook,

Yesterday, a very good friend of us visited our sampling workshop  and some manufacturers of our area. Ironically, although we have known each other for more than two years, it was the first time he has been to Andalusia . Our good friend James told us during the diner that, as we already knew, he is a fan of our blog, but, before coming here, he could not imagine “how those people at the workshop work and make a wallet…” .” they are mad about what they do”. Finally, he added “actions speak louder that ‘written’ words”. He really encouraged us to keep on communicating the values of the leather goods manufacturers in Ubrique area. Many thanks, James. We won’t give up.

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Posted on September 15th, 2011
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Today, we would like to share with our readers a video in which you will be able to see how furniture designer, Max Lamb and master craftsmen of Alfred Dunhill collaborate in order to make a unique item that combines craftsmanship and modernity. We hope that you enjoy the video.



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Posted on September 13th, 2011
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