Using natural materials and experiencing materiality in our fast-moving digital world was the starting point for the idea of producing bags and accessories from leather and felt. And to manufacture the beautiful product, to hold it in our hands and to inspire our customers with it. That is why werktat stands for reduced, often minimalist design, which puts our beautiful materials felt and leather in the centre of attention. Exciting formats and well-known yet newly interpreted shapes, practically oriented, handmade, individual - unique. And always new. All products, from felt coasters to MacBook cases, are designed and manufactured by us.
The felt is to blame!
And then the bags, cases and sleeves come.
A roll of felt, hand sewing thread and pricked fingers, with which I will produce my first "werktat" in December 2012, a carpet for our dining room. A few months later I got an old industrial sewing machine and get more felt and leather. The versatility of the materials excites me and after a short time I have the sewing machine under control and the many positive reactions from friends and acquaintances encourage me to continue.
Reinforcement in confined space:
The werktat project continues to grow, the old sewing machine is replaced by a new, more professional one and the "small" punching machine now facilitates work in many places. Ann-Katrin joins the team with a lot of motivation and commitment. With the know-how of the master tailor and fashion designer we expand our product range. Ann-Katrin is our specialist for special solutions in the development of cuts with a faible for fine details and she loves to produce individual unique pieces and of course to wear them.
werktat bursts at the seams
Move to the new workshop.
Soon "werktat" occupies several rooms, the hall, the garage and at times also the courtyard in our house. After a long search for suitable rooms we find what we are looking for and the project "werktat" moves with the help of friends and family. The workshop is in the Reinhold-Würth-Straße in Ilsfeld since May 2018. Since autumn 2018 there is finally werktat to touch and visit in our small exhibition.