kjøre project

kjøre Project, Over fifty years has passed since our founding and our commitment to producing only the highest grade footwear, now a little group of this designers team and craftspeople as well as skilled laborers has founded kjøre project , creating a new line of accessories, characterized with the Nordic style, using only rough and strongest leather, but incredibly soft.
As a Scandinavian brand of a Norwegian name with of supreme Italian raw materials, this continental element is one that touches every aspect of the company with purpose. With a narrow focus, constant learning, agile processes and creative thinking, we can continually improve the solutions and insights we share.
At kjøre project , we strive to create modern products that respect the past. All the styles in the Heritage collection are designed and built just as they were fifty, sixty and even over eighty years ago and are all made using premium leather, totally handcrafted to the specifications which made each style timeless when they were first introduced. In the end, all of these elements combine beautifully to evoke a charming elegance that is distinctly kjøre project ‘s own. Our tanning process was first developed in ancient times, the best of these stiff, are set aside for our use and each batch and color reacts differently.
This is a slow process dependent on the skill and artistry of passionate and committed tanners. It is the careful attention of dedicated tanners and their refusal to compromise on materials and the time necessary to achieve the desired result that differentiates our tanned leather from all other leathers.
Instead of peeling and cracking our leather develops its own patina, changing gradually in appearance and taking on the character of its user over time.
The scars, scratches, veins and wrinkles that give each piece in our collection its unique character have not been sanded down or buffed. We specifically chose not to cover minor imperfections with paint sealers or artificial finishes, using only clear dyes in a range of colors that enhance rather than conceal the beautiful character of our leather. We take careful note of how our materials look after 12, and 24 months of heavy use. Even now when people think that machines and technology can only make products, genuine leather still can only be worked by hand.
This is why genuine leather products made by highly skilled craftsmen are enjoyable to look at and provide a great deal of warmth.
People never get tired of possessing these fine items; our team of designers and craftspeople produced each kjøre project piece by hand, utilizing the same style of tools that have been used to create leather goods for years.
We blend classic techniques with modern mechanics to achieve the best possible treatment within each step of production, we embarked on a quest for perfection – perfection in design and perfection in craftsmanship.

dedicated brand – summer 2014

dedicated brand Stockholm based lifestyle brand DEDICATED was founded by a group of individuals, all with backgrounds in various sub cultures like street art, boardsports and music.

The DEDICATED name is a homage to all those who have set their minds on being able to live from their passion for their craft – weather it’s design, music, art, sports etc. – “Talent means nothing without dedication and ambition”.

The garments and accessories we produce are interpretations of pop cultural influences. In addition to our own creative efforts we also benefit from our creative community – a growing network of designers from all over the world. We’re constantly on a lookout for new graphical talents.

We are Dedicated to doing good. It’s not enough for us to design great/attractive products. As a conscious brand we make sure to use
100 % organic cotton, which is both GOTS and Fairtrade certified.

 

dunderdon winter collection 2012-13

dunderdon winter collection 2012-13. Born in the Swedish port town of Gothenburg in 1997, Dunderdon is Sweden’s most innovative workwear company. Founded by carpenter Per-Ivan Hagberg, the mission at Dunderdon has always been to create clothing for craftsmen who appreciate superior construction and smart design.

Per-Ivan’s initial creation was a line of pants made with a uniform fit but designed with different stylistic highlights. The result of this initial solution was clothing that was individualistic and distinct but also clearly part of one related family. By standing up to the demands of a variety of workplaces, early model Dunderdon pants quickly became the standard for Sweden’s many artisans, builders, and craftsmen. Following a successful launch, Per-Ivan went on to design a full collection of clothing for working men and women.

Per-Ivan has always been driven by a vision that there would be no filler designs in the Dunderdon line, that each product would have a reason for being and would satisfy specific needs. This remains a guiding credo today.
From the beginning, whether conceived for a blue-collar professional or a no-collar creative, every article of clothing has been created with a purpose and has seamlessly integrated both form and function.

Today, Dunderdon distributes its wide line of products worldwide and fabricates a full range of pants, outerwear, knits, shirts, and accessories. Every Dunderdon product is tailored to the demands of modern work and incorporates the interconnected concepts of utility, fashion, and style. Dunderdon clothing inspires and enables regardless of demographics. The company continues to produce workwear not bound by trade or environment.

Ultimately, each Dunderdon product must match up with Per-Ivan’s overarching design philosophy: “Honest, simple designs are timeless. Our products should represent the highest craftsmanship and innovation, while never compromising on fit and style. We respect the past, but we don’t rely on it.”

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