PANEK LEATHER GOODS is a leathercraft project run by a couple, Jirka and Jani, in the north of the Czech Republic.
During his final college years Jirka searched for a craft that could be done at dormitory rooms on a small desk. First option, woodworking, was very dusty and overall difficult to start without a proper working space. After stumbling across a leather working video, he bought few tools, a piece of leather and created a super-simple slip case for a folding knife just to try it. The process and the end result were so satisfying and joyful to experience he knew right away that the leathercraft is the way to go on.
Now they are working together – Jani is in charge of brand’s social media, creating logos, packaging and furthermore helping to design new products or thinking how to improve the old ones so they could work better for daily use.
Their range of products includes different kinds of wallets, custom knife sheaths, pencil cases, book covers and lot more. All the products are made by hand from scratch using quality materials and traditional procedures – cutting leather piece by piece, dyeing, hand stitching and applying finishes to protect the leather for many years of usage. Only quality vegetable tanned leather is used and hand-selected from a private supplier.
The reason for all of this is the love for a craft and ability to use our hands from God to create quality and fine items for people to enjoy. And last but not least, they want to help people to see and understand what goes into a handcrafted item and therefore to appreciate the process as well as the work behind their final products. The handcraft of all kind is a dying breed and we should preserve it for the future generations.