Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kimmi: Redesign

As the title suggest, I have recently made some slight adjustment in Kimmi bag. 

I felt that the double closure does not give the right balance for the bag. A single centre closure was selected instead. By having only single closure also makes the bag easier to open and close. 

The result is a much more simpler looking bag with better proportion. 

Photo of the new Kimmi:

Redesign Kimmi

Detail photo

New colours

Over the past few months I've been experimenting with coloured veg-tan leather. After few trials and purchases from different supplier, I'm happy to say that I have found such leathers.

My criteria is simple, high quality. Smooth and supple 'hand', burnished flesh side, rich aroma are some of the characteristic of such leather.

When crafting bags with these coloured leather, special consideration needs to be given in regards to finishing the edge. There are two ways of finishing edges, coating with special paint or hand burnished. I have opted for hand burnished method. I believe this is the only way to finish bags made of vegetable tanned leather. The end result provides rich and three dimensional looking edge that cannot be replicated by just simply painting it.

For now I have chosen Dark Chocolate and Cognac colour to compliment the existing natural veg-tan. There will be more colour coming, I'm still trialling them and will release it once I'm happy with them.

As always some photos:

Dark Chocolate, Cognac and Natural

Front View

Detail View

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Olki: The Classic Briefcase

Olki is our take on the classic briefcase. As per our previous design, it emphasise on minimalistic approach.

As per Kimmi, it is entirely handcrafted from Scandinavian vegetable-tanned hides, linen thread and solid aluminium rivets.

With generous space to fit slim 13" laptop plus A4 size documents, it's the perfect companion for business and leisure.

Olki is simple yet sophisticated.

As always, some photos:

Front profile

Rear profile

Side profile

Family Shot