Hampshire based leatherworker and artisan
All Kazakhsha Leather Art Studio goods are handcrafted by myself, by Aiman Sagatova (aka Vasya Kazakhsha-Style) in my home-based little studio in Hampshire, England. I am a one man enterprise hand-crafting bespoke and made-to-order leather accessories. I only use finest materials and traditional tools and techniques to produce bespoke and made to order bags, small goods, belts and leather accessories.
I am responsible for every aspect of my brand, from designing products and sourcing the finest leathers to meticulously hand-tooling and hand-stitching every seam. It is a considerable undertaking for one person, but hand stitching is justified and it became a hallmark of quality for my Leather Art Studio. The hand stitching creates durable products and it is superior to the machine-stitched equivalents. The saddle-stitched leather is much stronger, primarily was used in making saddles, which requires superior strength and wont do that.
All my products are entirely made from one material, everything is sourced from European and England tanneries that use environmentally-friendly processes and locally-sourced hides. I dont use chromium tanned leather, which partly an ethical decision as the process generates harmful waste, but also because the hide loses its natural texture and doesnt tend to age well. The product made of vegetable tanned leather, if you look after it, should last you a lifetime.
This commitment to crafting an enduring product was partly born out of a sense of craftsmans pride, but also a big dispute surrounding the consumption of leather goods. We all should do what we can in order to save the Planet Earth and my solution is to keep the manufacturing process as local as possible and create products that last a lifetime.
You are more than welcome to watch a video that shows every step of manufacturing in our Leather Art Studio on our YouTube channel.
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