Designer Maker in the heart of Yorkshire. At Crooked as Another we strive to create modern products that respect the past. Our philosophy combines a design-minded approach with a deep commitment to crafting items by hand.
We go to great lengths not to overdesign our products. We carefully consider an items intended use, and we focus on how that can best be served without adding more to it than necessary. This, to us, is the essence of good design and craft. Crooked creates beautiful leather bags and accessories from the most carefully chosen and exquisite natural leathers and threads. Many different types of natural leathers are used for our products.
The leather used is of the highest quality, and from reputable, ethical sources. Ranging from aniline to more durable weather resistant variants, all are created equally with a variation coatings.
Crooked pieces are created using a unique combination of modern technology and traditional crafting techniques. Concepts created on paper, mocked up, developed in the studio are then refined on computer.
Patterns are laser cut and then trimmed by hand. Panels are hand-stitched and edges are burnished with natural beeswax. Custom-made, brass hardware is handset. Branding and details are laser etched, filled with cote and then buffed to finish off the pieces in the most beautiful way.