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Envelope Clutch Caramel

By Ece Pinar Demirel | Istanbul, Turkey

$148.00

Appeal to your natural side with this soft leather clutch. Hand cut, stitched and crafted in Istanbul out of high grade Turkish cowhide leather, it is tanned using the old-world process method of vegetable tanning. Vegetable tanning takes advantage of the tannic acids found naturally in some plant species, by using the barks, branches, leaves and even some fruits in some specific techniques. Read our interview with Ece to learn about her design inspirations and creative process.

  • One-of-a-kind
  • Handmade in Istanbul
  • High grade Turkish cowhide leather
  • Unlined
  • 14.5” h x 12” w
  • Dust bag included

Why We Ece

"Ece's pieces are chic and minimal, and when you hold the smooth, soft leather, you can truly appreciate every step in the meticulous process used to create her works of art."

About the designer
Ece Pinar Demirel

Ece Pinar Demirel

Istanbul, Turkey

Ece’s first passion was music.

“It’s what I went to school for and studied at the Fine Arts School of Dokuz Eylul University,” Ece says."

But, as many artists do, her interest in music easily translated to another art form, design, and she soon found herself graduating from the Fashion Accessories Design department. In 2012, she received her Masters in Accessory Design at Milano Istituto Marangoni.

All of Ece’s handmade leather bags are crafted in Istanbul from domestically sourced cowhide leather, and it’s long process to create each one.

“There are many meticulous steps in the process – from choosing the leather to the final crafted piece. Each piece of leather has its own, unique history. I hand cut, craft and stitch each piece."

Read our interview with Ece.