A commitment was made to build a business that will eventually become a brand. The places and people we’ve cross paths with are fascinating and we thank everyone involved with our current and future success. -The Beau Satchelle Family
This past month, Beau Satchelle decided to design and build an Italian racing inspired bespoke duffle bag to be entered in a silent auction at Concours d’ Elegance of American benefiting Project Beautiful, Inside & Out later this month. (The full story on this piece will be in a future blog post…stay tuned!)
However, this bespoke piece is similar to all first pieces we build, as it is a prototype. Original in design and specifically created for the special event, it has already started to turn heads and will be added to our collection of uniquely designed bespoke travel bags. Now, our design is being modified to turn an exceptional exotic skin (Genuine Wild American Alligator) into our first exotic racing inspired duffle bag. During our process, before a product is created with the selected exotic skin, a prototype is usually made with an embossed cow leather but was accomplished with the prototype as seen above in the photograph. While witnessing the creation process of these incredible materials, we thought it would be interesting to share with our readers a second peek into the world of exotics skins beyond traditional leathers.
Before going any further, it would be neglectful to not address Beau Satchelle’s responsibility and commitment to sourcing skins from vendors who are dedicated to working with communities that consume these specific animals for food sources resulting in the skins becoming by-products. We constantly research our suppliers’ practices with sustainability, waste and ability to support the communities where they conduct business. We seek out vendors who follow all state, federal and international laws regarding the sale and distribution of exotic skins and have set high standards with environmental ethics and wildlife safety. As a luxury brand, we are committed to being a good steward towards our use of exotic skins.
You can visit our website’s ‘Sustainability’ page for more information on our processes. http://beausatchelle.com/sustainability/