After lot of trial and error, testing with different materials and different production partners the first KASPERI bag, the “Shoulder Bag, Large” was ready. It was meant to be just one-off bag for Janne’s personal use.
When Janne’s friends and other people he met saw the bag they immediately wanted to have something as good. From there KASPERI’s story started to expand. First came the different sizes for the shoulder bag, then new features like the handle and then people started to ask bags for special purposes: camera bag, DJ bag, Brompton bag, ...
KASPERI range has evolved to contain products for general use and for other specific needs. Following Nordic design tradition aesthetics and functionality combine in every KASPERI product.
KASPERI is a local company with global markets. Born in Finland where great design and engineering meet down-to-earth handcraft tradition. We use local materials and craftsmanship so we can guarantee the quality and ethics of our products.
The cornerstones of KASPERI quality are design, manufacturing and materials. The design gives product it’s aesthetic and utility values, the manufacturing and materials guarantee that customers can enjoy those values for a long time, even a lifetime.
Sastamala is small town in Southwestern Finland, east of Tampere. It used to be a center Finnish bag making in the old days and still has people left with expertise and silent knowledge needed to make high quality bags.
The high quality leather hides come to manufacturing shop where they are cut to exact measures by skilful hands with years of experience.
Unique KASPERI buckles come from nearby metal shop where they are cut from high quality stainless steel with laser, finished by hand to have just right details and specially treated for a subtle shining smooth surface.
Leather parts and hardware are then assembled to complete products by the same skilful hands with care, pride and decades of experience.
KASPERI’s workshop is most definitely not a sweatshop even though the workers might sweat a little during the hard work. :)
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