Production and Design:
Each case is handmade at Globe-Trotter’s factory in Hertforshire, England. It takes a total of 98 processes spanning over 10 days to produce each case. All leather hides are sourced from UK tanneries and crafted into trims at the Globe-Trotter factory. The iconic leather corners are molded on Victorian press machines over a 5-day period to ensure optimum strength and form. Handles are made entirely by hand to include the core materials that are bonded and pressed for 48 hours. A skilled carpenter crafts locally sourced beech wood into the frames of each lid. Every case is produced from a sheet of vulcanized fibreboard, which is a unique material invent in Britain during the 1850s to be as strong as leather yet as light as aluminum. Components are attached by hand using traditional hammer and nail techniques for the handles and foot-pedals and riveting machines for the locks and attaching both side panels and corners to form the suitcase. Paper-backed cloth lining is cut to size, glued, and inserted by hand. Steel lipping is cut, formed, and attached by hand to the suitcase for optimum strength. Each case is closely examined and quality checked before leaving the factory.
About the Brand:
Globe-trotter was found by David Nelken in Saxony, Germany in 1897, but the company moved to the United Kingdom in 1932, where it has remained ever since. Globe-Trotter crafts products with a timeless aesthetic using traditional techniques. Their iconic suitcases have been used for over 117 years by an elite client list including Captain Robert Falco, Sir Winston Churchill, and HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Materials: Vulcanized Fibreboard, Leather, and Brass
Size: 26 ½” H x 16 ½” W x 9 ¼” D