Beginning production on a new design can be daunting, but also exciting. The One-Piece, our latest addition to the Lotuff collection, is a truly unique mini handbag that’s made from a singular cut of leather (as the name suggests). It’s very uncommon to see a bag that’s made this way — even the handles are part of that one piece — and we’re happy to be starting this round here in the studio.
Because the One-Piece is just that, it’s difficult to cut. Whereas we can typically mix and match cut pieces based on texture and grain, the part of the hide from which this bag is made needs to be totally even across the board. Achieving this takes a good eye on the part of our artisans, but at the end of the day, it’s extremely satisfying to look back and be able to say we’re doing something special.
Unlike most of our other bags, no piece-by-piece sorting is necessary for apparent reasons— so once these One-Pieces are done with the cutting stage, they’ll move right on to the next.