How did you begin to create leather goods?
I wanted to add a line of accessories to my fashion brand. I asked a friend who is a saddler to make the products I designed, but I was never really satisfied with them. So, I asked him to give me some leather, and I picked up some tools to try to do it myself.
How do you relate to the fashion system?
I am a part of it because the products I make fall under the definition of fashion accessory. But I try my best to defy the rules by creating something that follows no trends, something that will outlive seasons and collections and last for a lifetime.
©Nicolas Augsburger Rossi
How is your craft linked to your region?
Switzerland is famous for cheese, chocolate and watches, but in truth it has a very strong tradition in terms of manufacturing and craftmanship. Swiss made stands for high quality, best materials, meticulous precision, clean lines and essential design.
What are the values of your brand?
Sustainable and ethical production. I use vegetable tanned leather recycled from the food industry, my suppliers are part of a confederation for a circular economy; I do everything myself without any kind of outsourcing, avoiding waste and exploitation.