Here you can see Roberto (72) working on my new handwoven handbag collection. He is the owner of a 50 year old family business and is working alongside family members on preserving theirs craftsmanship traditions. To read Elena's Blog click here
Handwoven Bag: The leather is naturally dyed in a tree bark and water bath for 2 months. After that we cut the cow hides in small stripes and the weaving process begins. 160 metres of leather stripes and 16 hours of hand-weaving are required to manufacture one handbag. All the other elements like the handle and inner lining are produced seperately and hand stitched in one week time. Working Hours: All together it takes 3 months in total.