Nothing breathes luxury and refinement quite like high quality leather goods. Although the initial investment might feel like quite the strain on our personal treasury, few things fit the classic Henry Royce quote “the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten” better than leather goods. Whether is it is a belt, a document portfolio or a weekend bag you can be sure a high quality piece will age beautifully. In time, it will develop a wonderful patina, telling a story of your life and your little adventures together.
While the most renown craftsmen, luxury brands and tanneries might come from France, England, Italy and Spain we can find fantastic producers coming from less obvious origins as well.
We recently discovered newly launched Swedish brand Vichithong, who specializes in small leather accessories such as iPad cases, document holders and laptop bags. The brand was founded in 2012 by Arunrat Vichithong. Arunrat is originally from Gnosjö in Sweden where she grew up watching her father, who is a leatherworker, practicing his craft. Anunrat herself took up her fathers craft at a young age, so even though the brand itself is quite new, Arnunrat has over 15 years of experience in the trade.
Vichithong’s products are all handmade by a small team of craftsmen in Arunrats hometown of Gnosjö, using high quality leathers that are sourced mainly from Italy. As you can see for yourself the products have a really nice finish to them when new, but Anunrat assures us it is nothing compared to what will develop when used over time. They are meant to give you years of regular use, the leather becoming softer and more beautiful each year.
For a closer look at Vichithong’s products we suggest you head over to www.vichithong.com at once.
We'll soon be posting some pictures of our first puchase from Vichithong, so be sure to stay tuned!
The DG6 Group