The quality of our bags derives from the successful interaction between a selection of raw materials, experienced leather tanners, detail oriented manufacturers, and the use of only the finest accessories. From the leather selection to the finished product, we work directly with highly skilled craftsmen in Pakistan every step of the way.
Pakistan is a country filled with an amazing cultural heritage, beautiful craftsmanship and talent we at Buckle & Seam are proud to be working so closely with. Northern Pakistan is especially renowned for its thick and high quality leather.
Most of the leather goods sold in the Western world are produced in the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, Bangladesh, India). Few brands actually communicate this fact and instead prefer to add a small finish in Italy' or in France to claim that their products are made in Europe.
Our leather is carefully selected from the North of Pakistan. Working with cow leather allows our products to be resilient and soft at the same time. We use our leather in its most natural form; entire grain - meaning that all layers of the leather have been kept and worked together. Having an average thickness of 1,8 – 2 mm, it is twice as thick as the leather used in conventional leather bags and thus more robust.
Providing the highest standard of working conditions for our teams in Pakistan is the cornerstone of Buckle & Seam. By committing to their wellbeing we are building trust and forming long-lasting relationships. Regular visits to our facilities in Pakistan every two to three months, with constant communication in between, ensures the continual improvement of our bags and maintains our strong brand.
While the majority of the world's leather is tanned involving harmful chemicals such as Chrome VI, Lead and other environmentally damaging chemical substances, we process our leather through a Vegetable tanning technique. This process takes longer time and requires a specific know-how but is the most natural way of tanning leather as it does not require harmful chemicals.
At Buckle & Seam we only work with long established family tanneries who use the finest raw materials in order to create our beautiful products. The tanning process takes approximately 4 - 5 weeks from start to finish and requires experienced and skilful craftsmen to create.
Our leather type is called Crazy Horse Full Grain Leather. The preparation and finish aim to preserve the natural and raw look of the leather. As the leather naturally ages, our products will continue to develop a unique patina. This means that every piece will become truly unique, shaped by your life.