by elke specializes in making one-of-a-kind or small-run handmade leather and vintage canvas bags + accessories. We like to highlight the original materials' unique history in every finished bag; it's what makes each one so special and is a big part of the attraction and attachment for our customers. Whether we're repurposing World War II leather suspenders or horse bridles for a bag's straps or creating something new from antique fabrics or vintage military packs, each inspired piece is made one-at-a-time with attention to the smallest details.
Having a small creative studio allows us to keep evolving so that our line always looks fresh and contemporary while maintaining the very classic thread of our story. We never know what materials we may find along the way that end up dictating a look and leading us in a whole new direction. It’s the not knowing, the constant discovery of unique, interesting objects and new ways to incorporate them into something beautiful, that keeps it fun and challenging.