Backpack going to Derbyshire on a trike bike with Linda

September 18th, 2012

Very nice of you Linda, to have sent me a picture of you wearing a Chiwit Design backpack, I am really curious about our customers and about how they use our handmade leather bags and accessories, wouldn’t you be? To be able to retail our crafts online is great, we currently have customers, passionate about handmade crafts, in over 20 countries in the world, it’s a good feeling to be able to connect with individuals living in a totally different place, environment and society.

Having said that, I also sometimes miss the personal contact with my customers; Chiwit Design customers are of a special breed, they are unique people, that’s why they purchase unique handmade items; they are usually very funny and easy going just like we are; in some cases, even if just online, we become good friends with our customers; I actually used to say “Consider me your leather man friend” when I first started in the handmade leather crafting business; wouldn’t you want to have a leather crafter friend that you can call up anytime you might need some custom made bag or accessory? Well, many people do and we love to help!

Linda lives and rides in the UK, she’s received her backpack and this is the first message she’s sent me on receiving her brand new crafted rucksack:

“Hi Andrea, Hope you are well. I received my backpack today and just wanted to let you know that it’s absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much. I’m sure I’ll be asked about it when I use it and I will be recommending you, not only for the quality but the speed in which it arrived and of course your communications. Thanks again. Linda x”

I must say that if it wasn’t for this kind of comments I am not sure we would still be in business, we find them highly motivating and … we don’t do what we do to pay the mortgage.
I quickly replied to her asking for a picture, it’s not usual of me, in fact I have never done it, but Linda sounded really cool in the communication we’ve had and I felt like I could ask. And here is the picture with some more comments:

Chiwit Design backpack wear by Linda, picture taken at the campsite of a bike rally in Derbyshire


Hi Andrea,
Hope you are well.
Have used my backpack a few times now and have had a lot of nice comments about it. I’ve passed your details on, so I hope you get some orders.
I’ve enclosed a pic taken yesterday, of me sitting on my new trike..with pack, lol.
It was the trike’s first proper outing since I’ve had her converted from a bike. We both had a good time. (I’d owned her as a bike for 12 years and been riding for nearly 40 years). The pic was taken at a bike rally in Derbyshire.

Thanks again,

Linda x

Thank you Linda, I wasn’t really expecting such a cool trike bike, it’s really cool! I really hope you’ll keep on having a great time and thanks for referring us to others, we’d love to make more Chiwit Design Backpacks

Black Ninja – Leather turtle shell ninja pack

August 6th, 2011

The Black Ninja turtle shell backpack is an ideal motorcycle ninja pack. It’s primary value comes for the simple design and ease of use. The genuine tooling leather used for the crafted rucksack has been moulded in order to archive the turtle shell shape of the outer most part.  Benefits of the design are great water repellence and aerodynamics to ensure top performances on motorbikes.

Black Ninja - Leather turtle shell backpack


The inside pig skin lining, features a single pocket where to maybe keep your iPad or ninja weapons nice and tight.

Black Ninja backpack inside lining

The back side that is in contact with the upper part of your back, implements a harness like system to avoid direct contact of the outer shell with your back, therefore keeping your body cool and ready for action. Also, the backpack can be easily detached from the harness for the different uses a Ninja requires.

Black Ninja turle backpack

The straps are adjustable and provide a comfortable fit, which helps in keeping your shoulders in line and back straight.

The leather colour is archived by coating the raw hides with natural solvents to soak the upper most surface of the leather, rendering a permanent and uniformly distributed black colour, with a two tone effect.

Black Ninja - Leather turtle shell backpack

Would you want the Ninja backpack handmade in a different leather colour? Do not hesitate to let us know; you can select amongst 5 leather finishing colours, the one as in the above picture, white and the following:

Leather colour - Dark brown Leather colour - Orange Leather colour - Deep Red Leather colour - Dark Green

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