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The Ancient Tradition of Luxury Leather Accessories

Leather is the most natural and durable material – and one of Man’s earliest luxuries. But how does the tradition of fine leather work fit into the modern market?  The tradition of leatherworking appears to date back to the Stone Age, with Palaeolithic cave paintings depicting people wearing leather clothing and shoes and even building shelters out of animal hide. It was then adopted by the Greeks and the Romans, making leather one of the...

Global Fashion Brands Embrace Vegan Fashion as New Materials Hit the Catwalk

As opposition to the wasteful ‘fast fashion’ market grows, luxury brands such as Stella McCartney and Vaute Couture, as well as High Street chains like Boohoo, ASOS, HeartCure, Vandy World and WillowKnd are embracing recyclable, stylish and comfortable vegan alternatives. Following London Fashion Week’s ban on fur on the catwalk, activists such as animal rights campaigners Leanne Mai-ly Hugert and Melie Bianco, who sell vegan handbags, and fashion brands such as Pinatex and VEERAH which...

The Art of Crafting Crocodile Leather Handbags and Accessories

Located far away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s business district, you’ll find a workshop that is home to some of the best craftsmen in the country. Since its establishment in 1938, all creations that emerge from this workshop have had to first meet the exacting standards set by the founder. The workshop and brand focus solely on crocodile leather handbags and accessories, which are notoriously difficult to work with. Each craftsman working here...

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