The indigenous population of Scandinavia, the Saami, call themselves the people of the sun and the wind. They are the inspiration for saami crafts’ exclusive, hand-made leather bracelets and accessories.
The Saami have been embroidering their traditional clothing, bags and belts with a very special material for hundreds of years: tin-silver thread – an alloy of 96 percent tin and 4 percent silver. Over time, this alloy acquires a unique, highly attractive patina.
Founded more than ten years ago, saami crafts has taken these traditional skills, and given them a modern twist. New models are launched twice a year, and new materials are added at regular intervals.
The result is a remarkable portfolio of products, ranging from the casual to the highly elegant. This allows everyone to create their personal compilation of favourites. And most customers already have their very own collection that can be extended and combined in many different ways over time.
As the company founder herself states:
“Working with these sumptuous materials is a dream come true. The tin-silver thread used in all saami crafts bracelets is hand-made in workshops in Lapland. Other businesses have also discovered this traditional craft, creating products of their own. We are all making use of an established skill, and why not? It is a positive thing. If there were, by comparison, only one company in the entire world allowed to work with gold, we would all be the poorer for it.
The question is simply: what do you make of this skill?
Our overriding commitment is to the highest quality materials, manufacturing methods, and finish. We strive for the perfect look and feel. Accordingly, each model is only made by the craftspeople (and sometimes just a single craftsperson) with the expertise to deliver the very best results.
We work with just a few select materials and methods – yet this is the basis for a fascinating variety of creative output. Some 30 craftsmen and women, plus other professionals, contribute to our products and innovations. We are large team, where every member has an important role to play. And our business philosophy would not be complete without a dedication to outstanding customer service. We seek generous solutions to any issues, and in the worst-case scenario, offer rapid repairs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always willing to listen.”