Ettinger - A Family Affair
Born in Prussia, Gerry Ettinger founded the family firm in London in 1934, having previously built an extensive list of contacts throughout Europe. A tireless worker and great enthusiast, he worked late into his 90s and passed over the reins of the company to his eldest son, Robert, in 1995.
The Foundation Years 1934-1950s (1/3)
Robert Ettinger, owner and Chairman of Ettinger, talks about the luxury leather good company's foundation years, from 1934 to the 1950s. This is when Gerry Ettinger founded the company in London with the help of his father and established the company's reputation for quality and innovation.
Establishing an International Reputation 1960s-1980s (2/3)
In this second installment of his interviews, Robert Ettinger expands on the way his family firm grew throughout the 1960s and 1980s with some very early successes in export markets like Japan. Gerry Ettinger was always an eager traveller and knew how to spot future trends at a very early stage. Robert Ettinger later consolidated this eye for export.
Royal Warrant, Craftsmanship & Brand Building (3/3)
In this instalment of the interview, Robert Ettinger explains how we obtained the Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales and how this has allowed Ettinger to build a strong following around the world while still remaining true to its values. Building the Ettinger brand to what it is today has enabled the company to sustain the excellence of British leather goods craftsmanship.