Leather is an amazing product that can come in bags, wallets, clothes, shoes and many more. Thanks to the leather crafters, pretty much anything you can think of can be made from leather. They are thus the people who make leather into objects or works of art using various kind of techniques. Looking for something in leather? Explore this list of Malaysia’s Top 10 Leather Crafters.
1) Attached Leather Co.
From making handcrafted leather goods such as wallets, card cases, and key holders to conducting leather crafting workshops, Attached Leather Co. is fuelled by the vision to revive the creation of handcrafted leather goods. Powered by a couple who is of architectural background, Faiz Rosli and Ayu Lamien started Attached Leather Co. about two years ago when they first stumbled upon the craft in Penang. Immersed in passion for all things leather, they hope to extend into other things such as shoes in coming future.
Starting out as a home-based business, Pesakraf today is well recognised as a specialist in handcrafted goods. Established in 2012 by a small team of like-minded individuals, Pesakraf’s products are built to last. Thanks to the determination of its founders to use only high quality material that is durable. This is why Pesakraf is generous when it comes to giving you a warranty. All products of Pesakraf comes with a 5-year warranty and that’s what we call quality assurance.
3) JK Leather Malaysia
From card cases to key holders, JK Leather caters to those in need of limited, niche and artistic leather goods. Founded by Joey Kher, passion is the reason she took on this path of crafting. She is also more than willing to share her experience through leather workshops and training which is available for a group of minimum 10 people.
Leatologie handcrafts things using genuine leather like folios, book covers, key holders and more. Leatologie believes natural marks and imperfections make leather a beautiful medium. In some of its series, Leatologie also uses waste and imperfect leather to handcraft leather goods. According to the founder, every mark tells a story and gives your leathers goods a unique identification mark.
5) 16:80 Handmade by Mat Kery
Mat Kery describes himself as an amateur Malaysian leather crafter; however, he is definitely a talented one. Being a designer himself, he likes to showcase his love for hand stitching and crafting of leather on his Instagram page. If you are a fan of leather goods, remember to follow 16:80 on Instagram for a routine display of beautiful items made of leather.
Thirtyfour is recognised as an exceptional brand that takes pride in their remarkable craftsmanship. Known for their dedication to working with leather, their current design pool weaves together methods from fields such as architecture, metal-smiting, fashion, industrial, graphic, and interactive multimedia design. Thirtyfour also provides corporate gifts and merchandising services for various international brands and a handful of local companies.
7) KURI Handmade Leather Bags
As their name suggests, KURI is a business selling leather bags such as handbags and backpacks. Besides that, they also sell accessories such as book/diary covers and key chains. Established in 2012, they sought to only use genuine leather, cotton, linen and wool as their materials. From their slogan ‘Handmade makes life’, you can see the sheer passion they have in what they do. This passion is evident on their vibrant, warm and stylish designs.
8) Ox Leather Goods
Ox Leather Goods is another handmade leather goods business, but what sets them apart is the fact that they specialise in accessories. Among their range of products are purses, wallets, cardholders, caps and bracelets. Their company motto is ‘Handmade – Detailing – Perfection’ and from this you can tell that they emphasise a whole lot of quality. This can be seen on their products where every stitch looks immaculate and seems to be at the perfect place.
9) Zeve Shoes
Zeve Shoes sells leather shoes that are handcrafted by talented artisan shoemakers in Malaysia. Their designs are both colourful and stylish to make the perfect modern shoes for the modern man. A lot of effort is placed on visuals but comfort is not forsaken. They aim to create a shoe that will bring customers complete satisfaction.
10) Bear Dot Com
Since May 2010, Bear Dot Com is another handmade leather goods business. The items in their sales catalogue include key chains, wallets, purses, clutches and handbags. As they mention on their site, they are all about handmade goods, art and graphic designs. Their love for their craft is well displayed in their trendy and friendly products. They also offer workshops so that you can make your own leather goods.