Several months ago, we published some general figures about the leather goods manufacturing industry in Andalusia (Spain). Now, we want to publish some more figures about the industrial activity in Andalusia, paying especial attention to the figures about exports in the province of Cádiz and the leather goods manufacturing industry. We have also made some charts that will clarify this.

Betangible
| No Comments »
Posted on November 2nd, 2011
  • Share

Today, we start a new series of post. The “Leather Goods that we like” series deals with the leather items that, from our point of view, have something to say in terms of the item itself and the concept behind it. We will also try to give the point of view of a leather goods manufacturer.

For this first article, we have selected the Céline iPad case Box.  This iPad Case gives a step beyond what we have seen so far. The accurate selection of the materials and a proper construction makes this item be one of the most gorgeous iPad Cases in the market (and also the most expensive… some $ 3,000). It also features the gold iconic branding of Céline, which gives the item a subtle touch of distinction.

Betangible
| No Comments »
Posted on October 26th, 2011
  • Share

Today, we want to review our articles that dealt with the historical aspects about the development of leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain). New articles about our historical background will come soon.

Click on each image to go to the article.

 

Betangible
| No Comments »
Posted on October 22nd, 2011
  • Share

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.

Designers
| No Comments »
Posted on October 19th, 2011
  • Share

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.

 

Betangible | Designers | Innovation | Know-How | Newsletter | Products
| No Comments »
Posted on October 14th, 2011
  • Share

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.

Know-How | Within a Workshop
| No Comments »
Posted on October 11th, 2011
  • Share

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”…

Designers | Know-How | logbook
| No Comments »
Posted on October 5th, 2011
  • Share

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
| No Comments »
Posted on October 1st, 2011
  • Share

We have not had enough travelling during September. Other trade fairs and commercial actions are waiting for us in October. Some are the following:


 

VENDOME LUXURY TRADESHOW

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


 

FOCUS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES SHOW

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

 


 

LINEPELLE

 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


 

SIMAC TANNING-TECH

 

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

Betangible | Events
| No Comments »
Posted on September 28th, 2011
  • Share

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.

Tradition-Modernity-hand-in-hand

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?…

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Betangible | Innovation | Know-How | Manufacturers
| No Comments »
Posted on September 23rd, 2011
  • Share
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 14 15 16 Next