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©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
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Akvilina Vaičaitytė

  • Toks Visoks
  • Leatherworker
  • Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Master Artisan
Akvilina Vaičaitytė Leatherworker
Lithuanian, English
By appointment only
+370 63068986
©Akvilina Vaičaitytė

Upcycling leather

  • • Akvilina made her first handbag from an old leather jacket
  • • A former swimmer, she plunged into the world of leather
  • • She loves to create durable items

Akvilina Vaičaitytė first passion was swimming. She studied in the US, graduating in communications and then decided to return to her hometown of Kaunas in Lithuania. There she worked in an advertising company, pursuing her interest in photography and wrote a blog about style called toksvisoks (this and that). Then she fell in love with leather. “One day I bought a few leather coats from a second-hand store, I cut them up, cleaned and ironed the materials, and constructed the mother of all bags - followed by many more.” Now Akvilina creates handbags, backpacks, purses, and belts. From the leather selection to design, down to the finest details and the very last seam, everything is done by her hands. Curiosity and vigorous energy drive her to keep creating new models and looking for innovative slow fashion solutions.

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  • ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
  • ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
  • ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
  • ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
  • ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Photo: ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Gordon backpack

Handmade leather backpack in chocolate brown with three small zipped front pockets and a computer compartment inside. It has two short handles on the top for hand carrying and a wide zipper opening.

Width 38 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Margeret leather handbag

Extra-large handmade leather handbag with two pockets in front and a small zipped pocket inside. It is made from water resistant Lithuanian produced leather, sewn with an inside out seam, it fits a large laptop and has a removable long strap.

Width 42 cm
Height 31 cm

Photo: ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Friday wallet

Handmade red leather envelope wallet with a snap closing. It has two spacious compartments for cards and cash, and one zipped one for coins. It opens widely with harmonica inserts on the sides.

Width 13 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Fiona handbag in caramel leather

Hand made leather handbag with a secret magnet closing hiding behind a pancake detail. Hang it on your shoulder, on your elbow or just in your hand. There is a zipper pocket on the back side of the bag for safe phone keeping.

Width 30 cm
Height 24 cm

Photo: ©Akvilina Vaičaitytė
Ash key case in red

Handmade leather key case with a wrist strap and snap closing. It fits approximately 8 average size keys. The case is great for keeping your keys in one place and protecting your content of your bag from being scratched.

Width 12.5 cm
Height 7 cm

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