Discover a world behind the Ettinger brand, from the people, the craft, the Ettinger leathers and more...
Welcome to this first edition of the Ettinger Journal, where it seems natural to take you back to the very beginnings of our story.
Of all the vintage leather goods that Robert Ettinger owns the Bridle Hide attaché case, which belonged to his father, is his absolute favourite.
As a child, Gary would often visit his mother where she worked at the the local leather goods factory. Nowadays he manages that same factory where his mother once worked.
In the 1930s the meat trade in Smithfield market provided the basis for the thriving leather trade in the Clerkenwell area of London.