This summer, get hot with our new leather accessory brand – Ilundi. Originated from South Africa, Ilundi produces 100% handmade leather bags and accessories. With the indigenous sewing and tanning techniques, the brand creates unique fashion pieces that can be styled globally.
Influenced by minimalist Japanese aesthetic principles and clean cut Scandinavian designs, Ilundi’s products are timeless and classic. With the quality and natural materials, each piece gives a vintage sense yet remains modern and sophisticated with the minimal geometric lines and patterns.
Every product is labours of love, which is made by hand and no sewing machines are used. Every hole and stitch is hand punched and sewn, so it’s not surprising that it can take up to 14 hours to make a bag. Each piece is sewn with the reliable saddle stitch, which is one of the oldest stitches used in leather work. All of them are waxed thread for extra durability and added wear protection.
When it comes to adding colors to the bags, they producers use no ordinary way either. They used the finest full grain vegetable tanned cowhide sourced from tanneries within South Africa. Vegetable tanning allows the leather to continue to absorb water and oils throughout its lifetime, developing a rich dark patina with use. Every time you handled it, the natural oils from your hands will be transferred to and condition it. Overtime, it will become your trusted companion that tells your story.
Below are just two of our favorites pieces from the season:
Dancing In the Rain Clutch
Laser cut and hand -stitched, this tropical theme of orange or blue leather clutch will delight you with raindrops and sun patterns. it’s great to start off the season with this catchy fresh summery look.
Carrying this Jungle Clutch with leaf pattern will bring you to the tropical rain forest. It is perfect for a weekend getaway outfit.