French Artisanal Leather Goods, made in Annecy

Cruseilles, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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Note from shop owner bonjour, ma boutique est momentanément fermée , je suis actuellement exposante au Extrême Market du HELLFEST . Je serais de retour fin juin

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2022

bonjour, ma boutique est momentanément fermée , je suis actuellement exposante au Extrême Market du HELLFEST . Je serais de retour fin juin

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Welcome to my Marieke Création boutique

Welcome to my universe where Celtic, medieval, rock n' roll inspirations intersect; for leather creations that are always unique.
Entirely made in France in my workshop in Annecy by myself and with the greatest care.
I am passionate about Celtic interlacing, and especially those depicting animals, I try to bring them to life with fine and applied seams, which make my bags truly unique, creating a 3D effect on the patterns.
I choose my raw materials with the greatest care, mainly in France and Italy, my criteria for choosing a skin are: superior quality, French origin if possible, beautiful color, flexibility of leather and very pleasant touch.

You can find all my creations and photos "work in progress" on my Instagram and Facebook pages: Marieke Création
On youtube you can see a small movie or they see me making a bag from A to Z
If you visit the Alps come and see me in real life and visit my workshop:
in Cruseilles, 46 place de l'église (France)
as well as the metal market of Hellfest
and the great medieval and andilly (village of craftsmen)

Here is my story:
Since my childhood I have always loved creative expressions whether drawing, painting, CRAFTS of all kinds, I wanted to be an artist when I grow up!
I grew up in a small village in the Alps where began to be born in the 90s a small medieval village festival that has become today one of the most beautiful and best known, Every year this event was the one I expected the most and it is still the case!
This allowed me to grow up with the presence of an imaginary and wonderful world,
it is also there that I discovered the old trades of craftsmen as glassblower, potter or blacksmith ...

it was in 2005 that I discovered leather work during a trip to Andalusia,
Very quickly conquered by the textures, the colors and different materials, the nobility of this raw material the infinite possibilities of creation, I return to France do a professional training in leather goods, where I learn the different stages of leather work, from patronage to finishes;
at the end of this training will begin the adventure "marieke creation"
I was 19 years old at the time and I just left the Fine Arts
I decide to try to launch my small business, and chaining the odd jobs to pay for my equipment, I start selling my creations on artisan markets, and medieval festivals in France, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium ....
From 2011 I rent a small underground workshop and can finally spread it everywhere,
leather, thread, fabric, buckles, mannequins...... from floor to ceiling!

10 years and thousands of kilometers after the beginning of my adventure, I have progressed well technically, I make many more large parts, I know better how to calculate my prices, I have gained confidence in myself I decide that it is time to take the plunge and it is in 2014 that I decide to stop permanently the odd jobs to devote myself 200% to my passion.
And I already dream of opening my own store to sell my creations, the path will be long and difficult but, over the years, failures, challenges and successes, it is in 2016 that I open my "workshop-shop" in Annecy.
At the beginning of 2022 I open a new workshop-boutique in Cruseilles (the village of my childhood) which replaces that of Annecy

If you come to Cruseilles, the doors of my Workshop are open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm, and saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. You are welcome!
I attach great importance to made in France, to local trade, to short circuits that make it possible both to maintain a dynamic in the territories and to protect the planet by reducing transport,
Unlike many designer brands and large brands I refuse to relocate to be manufactured in Southeast Asian countries for better profitability I am committed against child labor and for good working conditions, which is why I manufacture entirely myself all the creations from A to Z.
Now I add "work in progress" videos in the photos of my creations,
do not hesitate to contact me for any question!
thank you for reading!

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  • Marieke Handel

    Propriétaire, Designer, Fabricant

    I am 34 years old, I live in a beautiful region in the French Alps, I am passionate about my work and in my free time I love to walk in the forest, swim, eat cheese, listen to all styles of rock derivatives, and pet cats!

  • Catherine

    Shipper, Photographer

    I am Catherine and I am 60 years old, I love manual work and I am proud to contribute to the daily life of the small business of my daughter marieke

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