July 1999 a man came to see me. He was just passing through.
Mid-fifties, adventurous type. He came to show me his bag. A leather
Harold‘s bag in excellent condition, one of the first models that we
produced in Colombia. This bag had accompanied him on his travels around
the world for the last 15 years. The leather had a fantastic patina. It
seemed as if, for this man, the bag told the stories of his travels.
the design process, some questions are asked again and again: What are
the demands of the material – what are the demands of functionality –
what are the demands of craftsmanship – what does the bag want to look
like – what will it look like after years of use? As a result of
intensive discussion of these questions, we have succeeded in combining
functionality with the special characteristics of natural leather and
traditional techniques of leather processing.
„Harold‘s accompanies you for a lifetime…“
We think a bag is
sustainable if it has a long life and gives its owner years of
pleasure. And how do we achieve this? By working hard on the durability
of the materials, the quality of craftsmanship and the timelessness of
our designs. We carefully harmonise these various elements in the
production of our bags because each individual link is crucial to the
quality of our products. The longer and more intensively our products
are used, the better their environmental footprint – an effect that our
customers really appreciate.