Our Nixburg Null Leather
In a small town in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany sits Heinen Leather – a multiple award-winning 125-year-old tannery and the world leader in premium socially responsible leather. When a place with that kind of history awarded North American exclusivity to LeDaveed, we knew our mission was resonating widely.
Combining our vision with Heinen’s 125 years of family expertise and advanced German technology, we invented a full-grain leather that is incredibly durable, water resistant, and naturally pebbled from up to 70 hours of tumbling – with no artificial embossing, water pollution or workers exposed to harmful chemicals. Beauty, functionality, and a free conscience. Check, check, and check.
Our Craftsmen and Women
Oh, Raymond. A Lebanese immigrant to Canada who works relentlessly long hours at his factory, this superstar has been making leather bags by hand for decades. In deciding to work with us, he remarked that there’s “just something about” LeDaveed that draws him in.
We appreciate Raymond’s extraordinary eye and slight (or not-so-slight) obsession about stitching detail. We also love his heart. He is often seen cracking jokes with his close-knit team, and unlike many other owners, he still works on the shop floor of his facility decades after his humble beginnings.
Our Swiss-Made Zippers
If you’ve ever had a bag, sweater, or jacket rendered useless because of a broken zipper, you’ll understand why we insist on using Swiss-made Riri zippers on our bags.
Far less common than mass-produced zippers made in Asia, Swiss-made Riri zippers slide easily, look beautiful, and are truly classy. We invested in them because we want your bags to last. You won't be able to go back after.
Our Italian Clips & Snaps
Our relationship with ABC Morini began when we met John, one of their longtime reps. He saw our passion for intricate detail and showed us both the usual stock and his secret collection. Explaining why he works so hard to ensure we are happy, he said “I feel that here are two young people who know what the hell they are doing.”
Our bags have an average of 10+ clips and snaps on them. These are small details that weigh heavily on the aesthetic and function of what you carry. Florence-based ABC Morini is the global leader in bag hardware – they don’t disappoint.
Our Premium Twill Lining
We learned quickly that a high-quality durable lining that is respectful to the planet is very hard to find. Our leads kept pointing to China, but we couldn’t verify quality or responsibility. Exhausted, a lucky lead pointed us to Carr Textiles, a small American importer which shares our values.
Our premium twill lining in Midnight Blue and Burgundy is a tightly woven fabric that’s soft and durable. It is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified – so not only is it a treat to the eye, but it’s highly respectful of the planet.