Experienced UK SME looking for further international growth is looking for a partner to produce leather-crafted products under a manufacturing agreement.

Summary

UK SME designs, produces and sells handmade leather lifestyle accessories, mainly phone and tablet cases, belts, wallets, bags and compact travel accessories. By producing luxury quality goods at affordable prices, it has established a strong market position and rapid international growth. The company is now searching for leather crafting manufacturing partners who can produce consistent, luxury quality accessories at accessible price points in the form of a manufacturing agreement.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

The potential partner must understand the mobile device accessory market. The company use Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) moulded frames, some generic and some bespoke moulded. The potential partner must understand device schematics for accessory design and understanding of magnetic components within phone cases. The partner must have sample master craftsmen to aid new product design and evolve existing products including bags and wallets. The potential partner must be able to work within the company’s philosophy of luxury quality at competitive prices for the mainstream consumer. The potential partner must be willing to explore using new eco-friendly leather alternatives for new sustainable product ranges.

Partner sought

The potential partner must be able to manufacture small series in the beginning, after a while the size of the series will increase and must have experience with manufacturing high-end leather products. The potential partner must be able to also assist with high volume production of existing catalogue items to the same standard of current manufacture and price. The partner must have expertise in handmade genuine leather bags, wallets and phone cases. Must be able to offer the products for a very competitive price without compromise on the quality offered and in comparison, with other market competitors.

Description

The company was established in the North East of England in 2014 and has grown rapidly. The company initially designed and retailed leather phone cases with an emphasis on premium quality leather, designed with attention to detail and produced at affordable prices for the mainstream market. Due to instant success and a rapidly increasing market share, the company supplemented the product catalogue with small leather travel accessories, bags, wallets and belts / watch straps which are all designed within the company philosophy of luxury designer quality at affordable prices. The company are now looking to evolve the product catalogue with an innovative manufacturing partner who is willing to develop new styles at small order quantities with a view to establishing the next halo product for the brand. The company currently only use premium quality aniline cowhide leathers but are looking for partners who are willing to experiment with pineapple and coconut fibre textiles in order to launch a fully eco-friendly and sustainable offering to their customers. The partner will also be asked to make some of the bulk selling products in the current product range and must be able to source the same leathers and produce to the same quality as current partners. The company sell on e-commerce platforms internationally and direct to consumer through their own branded website. The company are seeking a partnership via a manufacturing agreement.

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