Our entire collection is made of vegetable tanned leather — a traditional, slow and non-toxic process using organic plant matter to cure and preserve the hide. This material is also very strong and durable. We believe that our bags can outlive a generation — this is our mission in sustainability, to make products in harmony with the environment and built to last.
Ethics comes from our history and our education. We were born in the middle of our father’s factory — from a very young age we were immersed in the sound of hammers and the typical songs of the artisans are still well present in our memory. We are proud to say that we are a family, continuing our father’s legacy, we value the work of our artisans and we are very proud of our team of incredible women with magic hands.
We are a small team of nice women working in a very familiar and friendly atmosphere. Our team includes Anabela Paulo, Célia Faustino, Dolores Rainho, Elisabete Machado, Fátima Fialho, Teresa Machado, Sara Gaspar, Sónia Santos and Susana Pereira.” (Ana & Sara Mateus)
Origin of hides - Portugal, Russia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
We are always searching for ideas to reduce waste. For example, creating small pieces to use the wastage of the leather." (Ana & Sara Mateus)
We only produce a small series of each product to ensure the proper time and quality is invested in each product. Depending on the model, each product takes around three to six hours to complete.
The entire process is handmade. It starts by hand cutting the leather, followed by the preparation of the pieces and the logo stamping, then the pieces are assembled by the experienced hands of our artisans." (Ana & Sara Mateus)
We recommend warm water and mild soap on a clean cloth for removing the most common stains. Test on a small area before applying to the entire stain. Persistent stains may require treatment by a professional cleaner.
António bags have two years of warranty starting from the date of acquisition, only valid for manufacturing defects.” (Ana & Sara Mateus)