• Handcrafted leather bags

  • made to last a lifetime

Handcrafted leather bags

made to last a lifetime Explore

Founded in Finland, and currently based in Utrecht, the Netherlands - Karu Atelier creates bags and accessories for those who appreciate quality and craftsmanship.

Our pieces are inspired by the vast Nordic wilderness and Scandinavian minimalism. Our focus on traditional craft and the utmost care in our choice of materials reflects the deep respect and love we have for people and the environment we all live in. 

The full grain vegetable tanned leather we use is not only the most sustainable real leather available, it has an unrivalled depth and richness to its color and touch, gaining more character over time.

All our pieces are made entirely by hand in our own atelier, from the very first design concept to the finishing touches and ensure products that last a lifetime.

A passion for tradition

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Only the finest leather

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How we do it at Karu Atelier

Hand Stitched

All our leather goods are made entirely by hand - the traditional way. By using a saddle stitch, we can ensure a well defined stitch line, and almost indestructible seams compared to what you can achieve with a sewing machine.

Natural Materials

Our vegetable tanned leather is natural, and gets better with age. The tanning process our chosen tannery uses is certified organic and non-toxic. By using hides that are a rescued by-product of the free range market, we ensure sustainable leather sourcing.

Made to order

All our items are made to order - in-house. This gives us full control over the production line, so we can ensure a consistently high level of quality and detail. Our made to order methods allow us to customize, create bespoke items, and prevent deadstock.

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