The story of Raff

Raff was conceptualised and founded by Rashi Agarwal and Maurits Favier, to offer a range of luxury leather handbags that are simple, contemporary and innovative. Rashi who graduated from London College of Fashion fell in love with European fashion. After working with a leading leather brand for 2 years, she decided to start her own brand with partner, Maurits. Him being from The Netherlands shared the same idea about fashion and brings his business sense to the brand.

Raff takes pride in revisiting the traditional craft of leather handbags. Each bag is made using high quality vegetable tanned leather and is hand cut and hand stitched by artisans. No machines are used in the construction of the bag. Raff promotes the Fair Trade movement and provides its craftsmen with high trading conditions.

 

Leather

Raff handbags are made with genuine vegetable tanned buff leather and without the use of chemicals. This time-consuming process is environmentally friendly and harmless to the skin. Slight imperfections and wrinkles are proof of the natural and naked leather, devoid of any chemicals.

The smooth finish on the bag improves with use and age. Extended usage gives the patina a soft shine, making every bag unique and giving character. Care for your bag and it will last you a long time.

 

Hand stitching

Raff bags are fully hand stitched using saddle stitching techniques. This pain staking and traditional construction method offers unmatched strength, lasting longer than normal machine stitching. The waxed linen thread adds to the strength of the stitch.

©Raff Nederland v.o.f. (2016)

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