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HANDMADE LEATHER EYEGLASS CASES BY REBECCA B.

About 3 years ago, my dear client and friend Rebecca B., a wonderful, fashionable, and generous person, made me an alligator eyeglass case with leather neck-strap!

Since I need reading glasses, I rely on having them with me at all times, wearing the glasses case around my neck helps me to not misplace them and they're also beautiful and stylish!

I've had many clients whom had ask where did I get my eyeglass case and I'd tell them that my friend Rebecca made it for me!

So, I finally asked Rebecca if she had time to make some for The Archive! She said, "I'd love to make some for your store! I truly enjoy making useful things that people love!"

She explained to me that the leather glasses cases are completely handmade; "So for your clients, these are handmade - not handmade with machines.  I cut each of then individually and then saddle stitch them with French linen thread by hand.  Finishing is also done by hand.  I can but didn’t want to over finish them as my goal was to create something that is very Archive-esque.  The handsewn saddle stitching technique..."if you break stitch, the item will not unravel.  Each stitch is essentially locked when the single piece of thread with a needle on each end passes by one another and is essentially twisted and ‘locked' in place".

Rebecca grew up and resides in Michigan. She sources some of her leather from various places, one of her sources is: https://www.pergamena.net/ 

Our Story and Philosophy: 

In an environment of mass production and consumption, Hände Leder is focused on foregoing modern conveniences of manufacturing.   

Products are individually cut by hand, employ traditional saddle stitching and are hand finished.  They are meant to embody an imperfect, rustic aesthetic sensibility that embraces the challenges of true craftsmanship.

Materials are sourced with sustainability and conservation in mind.  Natural leather is a by-product of the food industry; by utilizing real leather waste is reduced.  

Sustainable use lies at the center of conservation; sourced skins such as alligator and crocodile are traceable and verifiable through CITIES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).  

The goal is to create long lasting items that become part of you, that you use and enjoy daily.  We believe the fundamentals of good design is purpose and utility.  We believe this approach to creation further allows for considered development, iteration and space for experimentation. 

From left to right:

Black Vegetable Tanned Soft Horse Leather with Horse leather lining

Brown Vegetable Tanned Wild Alligator with Goat leather lining

Black Vegetable Tanned Wild Alligator with Horse leather lining

Black Vegetable Tanned Wild Sharkskin with Horse leather lining

*Each piece is one of a kind and Exclusively made for The Archive

 

NEW INCARNATION, MD75, FORME D'EXPRESSION HAS ARRIVED!

INCARNATION - Black High Neck Raglan Darts Shoulder Horse Leather Jacket

INCARNATION - Black High Neck Zip Front Denim Blouson

INCARNATION - Dark Grey Wrap Front Zipper Horse Leather Tall Boots

Forme D'expression - Carbon Grey Mohair Wool Knit Scarf Fiamma

Forme D'expression - Stone Grey Destroyed Wool Cotton Knit Scarf Fran

Forme D'expression - Anthracite Grey Wool Cotton Knit Scarf Muse

Forme D'expression - Black & Grey Houndstooth Cashmere Wool Knit Scarf PDP

MD75 -  Black Mustard Sprayed Destroyed Edges Lightweight Wool Crewneck Sweater

MD75 - Black Green Sprayed Destroyed Edges Lightweight Wool Crewneck Sweater

MD75 - Black Side Embroidery Lightweight Wool Crewneck Sweater

MD75 - Black Drops Print Lightweight Wool Crewneck Sweater

NEW DANIELE BASTA HAS ARRIVED!

Black Perfecto Horse Leather Jacket METAL GR
Black Horse Leather Belt Bag SAC BROKE OXIDIZED
 
Black Belt Bull Leather Bag SAC GRCV
 
Black Bull Leather Belt BARTOLOMEO DOUBLE HOOK

THE ARCHIVE IS CELEBRATING 17 YEARS OF FASHION IN SAN FRANCISCO!

Dear Friends,

The Archive is Celebrating 17 years of Fashion in San Francisco!
A huge thank you to all who have continued to support us as we continue to strive forward to serve our fashion community in San Francisco and beyond!
Love, Cheers, and see you all soon! 

BE WELL, BE KIND, STAY SAFE, STRONG & HEALTHY!