Sourcing Statement

BRANDELL products are produced in limited quantities and use the finest hides and exotic skins.  All of our materials are ethically sourced from tanneries around the world including France, Italy, Texas, and Louisiana who have strict policies and procedures. Furthermore all selected hides come from tanneries where the hide is a by-product to ensure sustainability and a zero waste policy.

Trade in crocodile, alligator, lizard and python, is regulated by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. An international agreement that became effective in 1975, CITES tracks products from animals that risk becoming extinct, tracing their origins and movements among countries. Each country’s corresponding regulatory body — which, in the United States is the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service — is charged with verifying that CITES rules are followed by manufacturers and retailers using such animal products.

Craftsmanship Statement

BRANDELL handbags are hand-crafted and made in the finest factories and ateliers in New York; specifically Manhattan, Long Island City, and Brooklyn.  We work with a third generation factory that meticulously constructs and assembles each product. 

“BRANDELL is an American company, and we pride ourselves in working with the best individuals and artisans New York has to offer.  It is part of our ethos and brand mission to maintain creation and production in New York, which the brand is derived from.” Mrs. Rosler states.

From grading and inspecting skins, to cutting and stitching, to painting and finishing, each bag takes  tens of hours to make.  These rare special skills and techniques are passed down from artisan to artisan, to ensure that the craft of leather-making endures.