Designer: Una Burke Leather
Úna Burke Leather is designed for the discerning customer who appreciates quality, heritage and creativity. These collections are timeless, elegant, considered, sculptural and sustainable. They are worn every day by loyal customers as well as being commissioned for blockbuster movies like the Hunger Games, TV series such as Star Trek Discovery and music icons like Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. All styles are crafted entirely by hand in the Úna Burke Atelier in the West of Ireland and are made using top grade full-grain vegetable tanned cowhides and joined with solid brass hardware, both of which are sourced mainly in the UK and Italy.
About Una Burke Leather
Úna first studied Fashion Design at Limerick School of Art and Design and then a Masters Degree in Fashion Artefact at Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion, UAL. She established her business in London in 2009 and then moved it back home to her native County Roscommon in 2020. Now running the business together with her partner Emmett Herbert they have just won the 2021 Accessories Category in the Irish Country Magazine "Irish Made Awards" after having won the Fashion Category of these awards in 2020. They sell to customers across the world via their web shop as well as through independent boutiques and galleries. With both leatherworking & dressmaking trades handed down through five generations on both sides of the family, it's little wonder that each item is made using traditional hand-tools, some of which are handed down through the generations too.
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Our brand celebrates the strength & resilience of the human spirit. The bold aesthetic of our collections is representative of the warrior within each of us, battling the challenges life throws our way. We champion all types of hero; the quiet, the loud and all those in between. All of our products are entirely hand-crafted in our Leather Atelier in the West of Ireland. Even the smallest item can involve up to twenty-five precise processes. We care deeply about sustainability and we prove this in our choice of materials, our manufacturing processes, our design aesthetic & even our packaging. We build these pieces to last so you can hand them down to future generations.