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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Leather money clip wallets finally here!

December 10th, 2010

Credit card money clip wallets designed for comfort and style.
Credit card slots and inner pockets, allow ease of access as well as adequate storage for ids and driving licence.
Also, works great to store public transport magnetic cards (like the London Public Transport Oyster Card) and/or any other magnetic cards; no need to get the card out of your wallet, have it ready on the go.

The leather money clip wallet is made entirely by hand to the highest standards of Italian crafting.

The money clip wallet features 2 credit card slots, 2 side pockets and an high quality metal clip.
To further keep your notes in place, a leather flap nicely stops notes from moving about inside the leather money clip wallet.
The 2 side pockets, have been specifically designed in order for you to keep your magnetic cards in. No need to slide the cards out, it will work fine with public transport systems or other. The leather wallet side pocket can, of course, be used for documents or driving licence, too.

The slim money clip wallet can easily be kept in the pocket of your jeans as well as in your jacket pocket. The small size of the bi fold money clip wallet allows a very comfortable wear.

Leather money clip wallets

Further more, if you’d require one of more money clip wallets in a different dimension, colour or shape, simply get in touch and we’ll custom make your order to your specification.

Leather money clip wallet light brown Leather money clip wallet light brown
Leather money clip wallet green Leather money clip wallet green

Ronda – Custom leather bag – A collaboration success

August 30th, 2010

Ronda - Leather Cross body bagA few week ago, Ronda, a very sweet lady from USA, got in touch enquiring about our Custom Leather Bags service. She had a fabric cross body bag she really liked and wanted to know if it was possible for me to custom make a leather bag , just the same, that will allow her to keep her belonging dry if the bag would get wet. Leather, as the material, seemed to be the choice and I couldn’t agree more.

I answered I would have certainly liked to help and we started an email conversation in order for both to be able to come up with a defined specification for the custom leather bag. Ronda’s requirements where quite simple Continue reading »

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