Finding the right leather bag which we'd want to carry every day is not an easy job; The good quality bags are just too expensive and the not so expensive ones don't last more than a season or two.
The need for cheap leather goods has resulted in over 90% of the world's leather being chrome tanned, which is destroying mother nature and impacting the health of millions around the world.
We thought there must be a better way and hence we started LAVNG - Our reason reflects our desire to make high-quality leather goods which are made to last while preserving the environment.
LAVNG's Brand Ethics - If it is not environmental friendly it is not LAVNG
Leather - We only Use full grain organically tanned natural leather; nothing else.
Factory - The same as used by top luxury brands
Design and Functions - Minimalist design yet loaded with features that satiate all your everyday need.
Price - The honest one.
The choice is between cheap leather which is bad for the environment and the finest leather produced in an environmentally friendly manner
LAVNG is proud of using only the finest quality natural leather which is environmentally friendly and bio-degradable.
Minimalist and Functional Design
LAVNG products are designed with the minimalist timeless look, which is not meant to be short-lived. It stays relevant today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.
Be it office, day trip or quick overnight, LAVNG bags are the epitome of cute and convenient on all occasions.
The Honest Price
We make great leather bags, why spend money on the popular pop star when we can pass on the benefit to you.
We chose 'direct to consumer' model by selling online which allows us to sell at 80% lesser price at what luxury brands sell their bags for.
The Natural Colors
LAVNG uses aniline leather which is dyed through and through using organic colors. Aniline naked leather without further artificial finishing is a fully natural product.
It is a necessity to look professional and polished at most of the workplaces and the quality briefcase is a must-have accessory for your style statement. LAVNG provides the high-quality briefcase you need daily at your workplace or while traveling, at an honest price.
What it can carry
We designed the briefcase that we’d want to carry every single day. We went through multiple iterations of prototypes until we achieved the perfection in designing your best daily companion - The Soft Leather Briefcase.
The slip pocket is just perfect for quick and easy access to documents and newspaper.
The metal feet keep the bag stable and ensure slow wearing of the leather at the base.
While going to meetings we would not carry the briefcase but will only take the laptop/tablet, few documents and some stationary along. LAVNG provides the solution to this need and all our briefcase comes with 'removable padded organizer laptop pouch' made with high-grade fabric with leather lining.
Front Inside Pockets:
- 1 Slip pocket,
- 1 Gusset pocket,
- 2 card pockets,
- 1 ID card Pocket,
- String with Key loop,
- 2 Pen pockets
Back Inside Pockets:
- 1 Full-width zip pocket
- Hidden ‘sim card’ and ‘Sim Eject Pin’ pocket
- RFID Protection on selected pockets
Carry Your Style
This Slim Briefcase is a smart way to carry your daily essentials, including a 15-inch laptop. This practical and stylish briefcase is perfect for your busy day of balancing work and fun!
There’s no need to worry about sacrificing style for utility with this sensible and chic leather backpack.
Design and Features
This cute and petite backpack is your reliable companion where ever you go. The perfect design and size makes it easy and elegant to carry while safely keeping just everything you want.
Removable straps allow the bags to be used differently at different occasions.
Back Outside Pocket: Full width, full-length Safety pocket with magnetic closure, fits 10" iPad.
It is perfect to keep and take your gadgets and documents easily on the go.
The drawstring closure provides the backpack its perfect share and at the same time keeps your stuff safe and secure.
Front Inside Pockets: 2 Slip pockets Back Inside Pockets: 1 Slip pocket, 1 Zip pocket
Never Loose your Style
The beautiful wallet offers the best of both worlds, classic yet functional; handcrafted from soft leather is a delight to interact with. It has the place for all the card, cash and coin you may need to carry yet keeping the slim profile. The durable materials make sure the wallet will offer you years of use with minimal fuss.
Design and Features
Dimensions:7.8”W X 4.1”H X 0.6”D
- 8 Vertical card pocket and 1 vertical ID card pocket
- 6 horizontal card pockets
- 1 Full-width zip pocket for key and coins
- 3 full width slip pockets for currency and bills
- RFID Protection
- Leather flap with snap fastener button to keep your wallet organized
A must-have back pocket companion, this Slim Leather Wallet is small, yet accommodating that can keep all of your financial necessities close at hand. This slim and lightweight wallet is made from luxuriously soft leather.
Fit your cash, coins, and cards in a slim profile. Slim your wallet, without turning your world upside down.
Design and Features
Dimensions: 4.3”W X 3.9”H
- 1 currency compartment
- 6 card slots
- 2 receipt compartments
- RFID Protection
This compact key and coin case is designed to be the most trusted companion. Finished with a zip pull and a leather key strap, this case has a compartment to carry cards and currency as well.
Design and Features
Dimensions: 5.8”W X 4”H
- 1 full-length and full-width key and coin compartment
- 1 key loop attached to a leather string
- 1 snap fastener closure pocket, big enough to carry your daily need card and cash.
When you want to go minimalist, carry your cards and currency with style with this elegant crafted from luxuriously soft leather.
Design and Features
Dimensions: 3.9”W X 3”H
- 2 card slots at front
- 2 card slots at the back
- 1 center compartment to keep folded bills and receipts
- RFID Protection
Hi, I am Geetanjali the founder and designer of LAVNG. LAVNG started because of the frustration which I had to go through whenever I would buy a new leather bag. I would not settle for low-quality fast fashion and would always end up overpaying for quality which I would not even know is environment-friendly or not.
The idea of starting LAVNG first clicks me when I was staying in Amsterdam in the year 2009 and visited Italy on a vacation trip. For the first time, I got to know the real price of high-quality leather goods which are made in an environment-friendly manner.
I found out its quite common for luxury brands to increase their price up to 10 times as compared to manufacturing price to fund the middlemen, expensive real estate and celebrity marketing.
I started to research on better ways of doing things; and after years of traveling, visiting tanneries, factories, studying designs and modern needs from a bag, I am ready to make LAVNG a reality.
We are investing our own savings of over S$30000 in starting LAVNG, but that's not enough; starting an independent leather goods brand needs bigger investment. The traditional method of funding from investors would force us to mark-up our goods steeply, as investors would demand quick returns, and that will defeat the very reason why we started LAVNG - To provide ethically produced, high-quality leather goods at an honest price.
So by pre-ordering from us now, you are really helping us to kickstart a small independent brand trying to make superior leather goods affordable to all. Your card will not get charged until the very end of the campaign and only if we manage to hit our target.
Only the best leather makes the cut for our designs. We use full grain, organically tanned naked leather: we love it and we think you will too!
It is the leather that you can feel good about owning as it is totally environmentally friendly, our leather is luxuriously soft with grains that can outlast the many years to come.
Our leather is tanned in an organic and environment-friendly manner using vegetable extracts. There is no use of chrome, heavy metal, formal dehydrate or volatile solvents in tanning process; unaided by potent chemicals, organic tanning takes much longer than chrome tanning (several weeks/months vs a day).
Less than 10% of world leather is full-grain and organically tanned, making it one of the most expensive leather available in the market. It has a distinctive sweet and earthy fragrance and is soft to touch. If cared well, potentially last a lifetime and will develop a beautiful patina over time displaying the story of its unique journey.
The top surface of a hide, or the grain, is the strongest part of the hide. "Full-grain" means that the surface has not been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections. It is much longer-lasting and durable than top-grain leather (which has been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections) or split-grain leather (which doesn't have any grain at all).
Top-grain leather is more prevalent on the market because it's cheaper to buy low-quality leather and remove the defects than to buy quality hides. To us, split-grain leather is actually a scam, as plastic or rubber coating is done on top of leather splits to make it a marketable product.
Our leather has been dyed the whole way 'through and through'. Pigmented leather, in contrast, has a coat of paint sprayed on top and is cheaper to make. Aniline leather without further artificial finishing is a fully natural product.
Our leathers are naked and have no artificial finish - hence making is a fully natural product. A few scratches, marks, irregularity in color and texture are a part of this leather and only goes to show that it is a natural product; it is not water resistant, prolonged exposure to water can cause splotches or marks - eventually becoming part of patina.
The leather color appears slightly different in different light and is noticeable while photographing it, especially the Tan color. Under the bright sun it appears lighter and inside a room, it appears little darker. This is characteristics of natural leather. The pigmented leather on other hand has the same appearance irrespective of the light.
Shipping costs out of Singapore can be very expensive but we are trying to subsidize it by absorbing most of the cost. We ship worldwide.
For Singapore, Hong Kong and India, we will fully subsidize the shipping cost and will provide free shipping; for farther countries, we try to be reasonable and will charge a nominal price of S$15 for shipping.
We have sets (Men's Set, Women's Set, His and Her Set, His and Her Super Set) on which we have free shipping worldwide.
We Charge Shipping cost only once - We encourage you to pledge more than one product, and when you do so, we will package them together to save on the shipping cost, provided all of these products are to be shipped at the same address.
To pledge more than one product, select a reward for your first product, then add on the additional price for your subsequent products. For example, to add a Card Case to The Soft Leather Briefcase, you can select the reward tier for The Soft Leather Briefcase, and add SGD $29 to your pledge total.
You can always manage your pledge later and add more value to it until the project is finished.
Duty/VAT/GST charges: If you live outside of Singapore, you will be responsible for applicable duty/VAT/GST charges, if any. In many of the countries, there is no duty or taxes on online shopping up to a certain amount.
Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that, in such case, we can't have any mechanism to help them get through faster.
Risks and challenges
We've put in place very tight controls around planning, management, and quality controls to ensure the most premium quality bags. We are very confident about professionalism and craftsmanship of the tannery and the factory. We have put proper contingencies in our planning to ensure timely completion of each milestone in our production run.
Still, the deep experience of industry and life has taught us that although we are prepared in every way possible, unexpected events may come up that are not in our control. We assure you to be completely transparent and honest in all our communications going along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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