Production and Design:
Waterproof vegetable tanned leather sourced from Italy and solid brass hardware from a small foundry in Europe. Each backpack takes a minimum of one day to construct. All the leather for the bag is hand cut, while the shoulder straps are cut from dies. A custom made machine sands the edges of the bag, and then tradition techniques are used to finish the edges with wax. The bag is assembled using vintage sewing machines, and a set of oils is then used to make the seams water resistant. Designed to beautifully wear and darken over time with minimal care necessary.
About the Brand:
Founded in 2009 by Kika Vliegenthart and Sabine Spanjer, Kika NY hand makes all their goods in their studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Kika trained using traditional leather smith techniques for 15 years. Now, Kika NY combines old-school tools with custom-built machines. Their goal is to design high quality goods that will last a lifetime.
Materials: Italian Leather, Solid Brass Hardware
Size: 18” L x 12” W x 3.5” D