Classics with a Twist
Our founder, Mrs. Samiha Iyer holds a Masters in Bag design from Polimoda, Florence, Italy and a B.Des in Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories design from NIFT Chennai.
With her experience in working with multiple mediums, and her expertise in design and form, puts together the Hotchpotch collection - eclectic, stylish, youthful.
Hotch Potch is a twist of classic quirk. The name reflects our design ethos- trendy, youthful, suggestive of its mix and match style. A maiden venture, the brand is a take on stylish classics ,with an interesting and unusual play of shapes, colors , textures and embellishments. There is an element of playfulness, while keeping every piece at the cutting edge of style and fashion.
Designed in our studios, our leather products are carefully stitched, piece by piece, by craftsmen who have been doing this for generations. We have also made sure we source our leather from suppliers who ensure humane treatment of the animal.
Hotchpotch Leather Bags and Accessories was born out of a desire to go outside the rulebook. Our brand is all about designs that explore fresh new ways of looking at colors, lines, shapes. There is an element of playfulness, while keeping every piece at the cutting edge of style and fashion.
Designed in our studios, our leather products are carefully stitched, piece by piece, by craftsmen who have been doing this for generations. We source our leather from suppliers who ensure humane treatment of the animal.
Vegetable tanned leather refers to the tannage, or method of tanning the cowhide into leather. It’s called “vegetable” because of the natural tannins used in the tanning process like tree bark. Vegetable tanning or veg tan as it’s sometimes called, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It has literally been around for centuries. But less than 10% of the world's leather is tanned this way today.
The process of vegetable tanning is also alot more eco- friendly and reduces the consumption of water in the tanning process.
What makes vegetable tanning so unique is it can be used to make thicker leather and results in more body and character - perfect for bag making. Vegetable tanned leather also tends to age better and develops a rich patina over time. And it has that awesome classic leather smell.
Hotch Potch only uses product made from this tanning process.