There are many materials out there to create fashionable objects from and from times bygone, things created from leather have perhaps always been a symbol of status and style. However, creating something from leather, requires a lot of patience, skill and deep know-how. Qualities that Swati Chandrasekhar – founder The January Leathers – possesses in abundance.
Swati is a qualified Leather Technologist from A.C.Tech, Anna University, Chennai in collaboration with CLRI. Her stint at this premier institute, plus her professional work experience with TATA International Ltd. laid a strong foundation for her to venture out and with a substantial capital investment, and pursue her passion of making leather bags.
“It is my ardent desire to create and nurture a home grown leather fashion brand from India, that the world would admire and aspire for,” says Swati.
The business strategy of The January Leathers is very clear. It plans to use the best of leather, merge it with imaginative design and colors and create a brand that offers the rich luxury of leather at a hard to resist price tag!
A fashionable ode to the modern woman of today…
“Life is too short to wear boring bags.” This is the design statement that drives Swati and her talented team, to create some of the most fascinating, stylish and practical bags out there in the market. Every single bag is handcrafted into a thing of beauty that will appeal to the taste and sensibilities of the modern woman.
Pure leather wallets with floral, croc patterns in different colors. Nickel accessories, zippered closures and convenient multiple convenient compartments make this a a must have. Classic Satchel bags in both cool and hot colors, crafted from pure nappa full grain leather with detachable antique brushed handles. Sling bags for the funky, trendy look to carry to outdoor fun times; available in a range of colours, shapes and carrying styles.
Also check out the stylish Tote Bag – for the woman who wants it all. The LUMEIRE range is made from the highest grade of leather and it is India’s FIRST HANDBAG WITH A LIGHT INSIDE. No more searching in the dark for your car keys or your favourite shade of lipstick! Cool in its looks and roomy enough to carry everything a woman’s heart desires!
And to ease the conscience of everyone out there – every square inch of leather used at the THE JANUARY LEATHERS is processed in sustainable tanneries that conform to the international REACH standards of testing.
A beautiful bag on every shoulder is what the brand aspires for…
“When I see or meet a woman, I invariably notice the bag she is carrying on her shoulder or clutching in her hand. I want to nurture and take my brand to such an aspirational level, that women in India and across the globe, should proudly flaunt our brand,” confesses Swati.
With an order book that keeps filling up steadily and the designs consistently being delivered to expectations, the brand today counts “ real women” from all walks of life as its proud clients base along with a host of celebrities, influencers, television personalities .. Work is now in progress to enhance and expand the design, the colour palette and also getting into corporate gifting in a larger way.