WHO MAKES OUR BAGS?
After years of searching for the right supplier and having prototypes made around the world, we decided on a small female-run workshop of 20 makers near Porto.
Portugal is renowned for its expertise in handmade leather goods, and by supporting another small business we can produce in limited batches and avoid overproduction.
We have a very close working relationship with our factory, and especially our project manager, who we share life updates with regularly.
We visited in person in 2022, and it was great to spend time together after working over email and WhatsApp for so long. They even managed to find a vegan restaurant to take us for lunch (and many a vinho) in suburban Portugal!
Times have been tough for makers in Portugal, especially after the pandemic, with many of their clients moving production to different countries to exploit cheaper labour. We are proud to support another small business and to keep the art of bag making alive.