Behind the brand is baglover Camilla Askou Hvingelby. Coming from a background as Master in Business Administration, she missed being creative. She spent her first paycheck on an industrial leather sewing machine. Oh boy, who knew it was possible to fall in love with such a simple machinary.
Camilla designs every leather bag from her office located in Vejle. Although Kontainer was founded back in 2014 while she lived in Copenhagen. Every first drawing and stitch is made here. No quick and dirty methods – only designs made completely from scratch. From the idea stage to the process of making patterns and prototypes.
Camilla explains, “I could easily start by sending a sketch to my manufacturer. But I prefer working with leather directly in my hands. What works well on a piece of paper, doesn’t necessary work well in 3D. So it actually saves me some time to make all firsthand prototypes myself. Not to forget, the smell and feel of leather is amaaazing.”