KOMPANERO is a range of leather bags with a distinctive weathered look and a buttery feel. The KOMPANERO brand was born with the idea of creating timeless accessories that leave no shred of doubt in the mind of the observer that these bags are high quality leather. Since the time this idea was conceived, our design research team has worked extensively to create these unique inimitable looks and finishes. The result is a KOMPANERO look that cannot be replicated using cheap synthetic materials. In fact, none of our products come with a “Genuine Leather” stamp because they simply do not need it. Anybody seeing or touching a KOMPANERO will rest assured that such beautiful and exquisite bags can only be created out of leather.
Each KOMPANERO bag is handcrafted and piece-dyed. They are then individually distressed. Each of them is unique. One of a kind. Even the term ‘limited edition’ would seem a misfit. These bags are individualistic in style. A statement by themselves and a statement for its owner. Global in its fashion sensibilities. It is of little surprise then that Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and several fashion-forward markets have given KOMPANERO bags a rousing response.
KOMPANERO is a brand of ASG Leather Pvt. Ltd that was established in 1999 as one of India’s most reputed manufacturers and exporters of exquisite leather bags, briefcases, and small leather goods. Having created a benchmark for the highest standards of quality and design excellence, the company’s focus markets now include Australia, America, Canada and Europe, where ASG is the preferred sourcing partner for cover story brands. ASG Leather has two modern factories and a state-of-the-art process house with production lines from Germany and Italy. Suppliers to some of the famous brand names in the world, ASG Leather exports to major leather product importing countries in Europe like Spain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Denmark etc. and to Australia, USA and Canada. With top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities spread over more than 50,000 Sq ft of floor area at the New Leather Complex in Kolkata.
Each KOMPANERO bag is individually piece-dyed. ASG Leather follows the method of piece-dyeing its products as the process is environment-friendly and sustainable. Piece-dyeing limits or negates the need for stocking large amounts of inventory, reduces wastage of leather as well as water.
Instead of tanning whole sheets of leather, ASG Leather only dyes the exact amount of leather needed piece by piece instead of tanning whole sheets, thus eliminating the need for any wastage of inventory. ASG Leather’s re-engineered raw material processing has been able to increase the cutting yield leading to lesser wastage. In addition, the new dyeing technique incorporates and conceals the natural surface defects of the leather better than traditional dyeing. Piece-dyeing also leads to much lesser effluent and pollutants as compared to traditional dyeing. Through this breakthrough technique, ASG Leather’s usable leather yield has increased by around 20%. In other words, it results in saving over 20,000 sq ft of leather every month without affecting production output. It is ASG Leather’s constant effort to align its actions toward a more sustainable environment and future.
As each piece is individually dyed the colours will vary in shades and tones giving it an aged, unique vintage appeal. Hide skin markings and textures are also preserved as a natural by-product of this technique. It doesn’t get any closer to nature than this – and that’s the point!