Nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Grazamela Natural Park, the small town of the Sierra de Grazamela.Ubriqueis the city that many foreign and French companiesCharlie Parishave chosen to manufacture their leather goods. This town in the province of CadizAndalusiais known to shelter25% of Spanish leather workshops. The quality and know-how of the Ubrique Workshops have allowed this city to have a world-class reputation. This is why many Luxury houses produce their leather goods inUbrique, even if workshops are careful not to disclose their address book.
This notoriety could well be accentuated if the city was awarded theProtected Designation of Origin (DOP). This European certification would give consumers a guarantee as to the products they buy and their quality. It would have the guarantee to buy a qualitative product that reflects a genuineknow how to craftand which has been made in good conditions.
We chose to work with one of the workshops located in Ubrique. We were quickly conquered by the approach of this workshop founded in 1925: a know-how of quality, a real reactivity in our exchanges, a family and human-sized workshop, as well as the prestige of the luxury houses with which he works. No doubt our leather goods are in very good hands! This mastery is passed down from generation to generation since the creation of the workshop. The Workshop counts todayabout a dozen employees.
→ The first step to make ourBags Signatureor our pieces ofsmall leather shopis the stage of theauspices. All the parts necessary for their manufacture are initially cut on paper. Then these first patterns are converted intosteel "workpieces"which will then be attached to a press, which will allow the various pieces of leather to be cut easily.
→ Once the various pieces of leather have been cut, place at the stage of therecast and trim. The recast makes it possible to review the Commission 'equalise the thickness of the pieces of leatherwhile the trimming stage makes it possible to refine the edges of certain parts so that they are more easily sewn and the final rendering is more aesthetic.
→ The pieces are thenhand-assembled. Before they are sewn together, the pieces of leather are glued together, which facilitates the stitching step. The stitching step consists in sewing the different pieces together so that the bag, the wallet or the card holder can be created. This step is carried out by hand or using a sewing machine when the parts allow it.
→ The penultimate stage is the thread of leather. It consists of passing a hot iron on the seams so that the final appearance is nicer.
→ To finish our leather goods business isembosséeand the metal elements of our signature bag (string, loop) are added.