Hailing from a proud lineage of military tailors, the Ettinger family established itself in London in 1934, where it started a brand new chapter of its history, making good use of its exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship abilities, but this time in leathergoods manufacturing.

A Family Affair

Founded by Gerry Ettinger in 1934, the company is still family owned and run by his elder son, Robert Ettinger. We are one of the few remaining British luxury leather goods companies still manufacturing in the UK and pride ourselves on designing and handcrafting only the finest leather goods.

In 1996, in recognition of the work carried out for the Royal Household, Ettinger of London was appointed with a Royal Warrant to HRH the Prince of Wales.

Here, you can learn some more about the Ettinger family and the company heritage and also about the leathers we use and the extraordinary craftsmanship that has built our reputation over more than 80 years!

Luxury leather goods entrepreneur, Gerry Ettinger

Gerry Ettinger

Gerry Ettinger, founder of the company, was an enthusiastic character and tireless traveller. Always elegant in his ways, he started what was to become one of Britain's most sought-after leather goods manufacturing company and created a legacy that lives on to this day.

Robert Ettinger, chairman of British leathergoods manufacturer Ettinger

Robert Ettinger

Robert Ettinger, Gerry's eldest son, took over from his father after training abroad and gaining considerable experience across different businesses. Much like his father, Robert enjoys travelling and has a keen eye for quality. An astute businessman, he has developed the Ettinger brand internationally and takes pride in mentoring talented craftspeople.

When my father first started the business in 1934, he bought a leather suitcase factory

Robert Ettinger


Explore Ettinger

Timeline - Ettinger's story over the past decades  

Manufacturing - A step by step guide into luxury leather manufacturing

Our Leathers - Each type of leather we use has its own story 

Craftsmanship - meet some of the people behind our success