SPEKLAB

SPEKLAB® | Original handcrafted Dutch leather aprons

Woerden, The Netherlands

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Announcement    From a raw leather hide to a tough SPEKLAB® apron, all our products are handmade in the heart of the Netherlands. Whether you're a BBQ beast, barista, barber or chef, “ SPEKLAB®, from craftsman for craftsman”.

What do we do
Our basic collection of aprons consists of colors like: cognac, camel, concrete, and green. In addition, we also make customized aprons. Do you want to give that one unique gift to your father, or do you want to make your staff SPEKLAB® approved? Feel free to contact us for a customized product. You will also find additional products for your leather apron. Special SPEKLAB® leather grease with beeswax keeps your apron smooth and as new.

About us
SPEKLAB® was founded by cloths/shoe designer and barista Marieka Ratsma & marketeer and bartender Erwin Giezen. True Dutch Burgundian artisans from the “Green Heart” of the Netherlands with a preference for beautiful designs made from natural and durable materials. They have combined their love for craft, design, coffee, cocktails, beer and good food in SPEKLAB‘s high-quality leather aprons.

SPEKLAB® stands for Burgundian pleasure, true craft, quality and durability straight from the “Green Heart”. the “SPEKLAB” name consists of a composition of the Dutch words for bacon and laboratory. SPEKLAP with a “p” at the end means slice of bacon in Dutch.

Our motivations
SPEK (bacon) stands for a Burgundian lifestyle and nature in general. Enjoy life, but with respect for all that lives or has lived. We strive to keep our products as pure and close to nature as possible. Therefore, the treatment of our leather is 100% organic and without chemical additives, which makes the leather sustainable and biodegradable.

LAB is a laboratory in the creative sense of the word, true craftsmanship and pure quality. All our products are made with pleasure and passion, from only the best materials available. As a result, all our products are of a high quality and fulfill us with great proud.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 14, 2020

From a raw leather hide to a tough SPEKLAB® apron, all our products are handmade in the heart of the Netherlands. Whether you're a BBQ beast, barista, barber or chef, “ SPEKLAB®, from craftsman for craftsman”.

What do we do
Our basic collection of aprons consists of colors like: cognac, camel, concrete, and green. In addition, we also make customized aprons. Do you want to give that one unique gift to your father, or do you want to make your staff SPEKLAB® approved? Feel free to contact us for a customized product. You will also find additional products for your leather apron. Special SPEKLAB® leather grease with beeswax keeps your apron smooth and as new.

About us
SPEKLAB® was founded by cloths/shoe designer and barista Marieka Ratsma & marketeer and bartender Erwin Giezen. True Dutch Burgundian artisans from the “Green Heart” of the Netherlands with a preference for beautiful designs made from natural and durable materials. They have combined their love for craft, design, coffee, cocktails, beer and good food in SPEKLAB‘s high-quality leather aprons.

SPEKLAB® stands for Burgundian pleasure, true craft, quality and durability straight from the “Green Heart”. the “SPEKLAB” name consists of a composition of the Dutch words for bacon and laboratory. SPEKLAP with a “p” at the end means slice of bacon in Dutch.

Our motivations
SPEK (bacon) stands for a Burgundian lifestyle and nature in general. Enjoy life, but with respect for all that lives or has lived. We strive to keep our products as pure and close to nature as possible. Therefore, the treatment of our leather is 100% organic and without chemical additives, which makes the leather sustainable and biodegradable.

LAB is a laboratory in the creative sense of the word, true craftsmanship and pure quality. All our products are made with pleasure and passion, from only the best materials available. As a result, all our products are of a high quality and fulfill us with great proud.

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About SPEKLAB

Sales 79
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About SPEKLAB®

What do we do
SPEKLAB® is a collection of handcrafted leather aprons from the “Green Heart” of the Netherlands, specially made for tough men and women. Whether you are a BBQ dad, barista, pizza baker, butcher, farrier, gardener or chef: “SPEKLAB®, from creators for creators”.

Our basic collection of aprons consists of colors like: cognac, caramel, camel, coal, concrete, forest and navy. In addition, we also make customized aprons. Do you want to give that one unique gift to your father, or do you want to make your staff SPEKLAB® approved? Feel free to contact us for a customized product. You will also find additional products for your leather apron. Special SPEKLAB leather grease with beeswax keeps your apron smooth and as new.

About us
SPEKLAB® was founded by cloths/shoe designer and barista Marieka Ratsma & marketeer and bartender Erwin Giezen. True Burgundian artisans from the “Green Heart” of the Netherlands with a preference for beautiful designs made from natural and durable materials. They have combined their love for craft, design, coffee, cocktails, beer and good food in SPEKLAB‘s high-quality leather aprons.

SPEKLAB® stands for Burgundian pleasure, true craft, quality and durability straight from the “Green Heart”. the “SPEKLAB” name consists of a composition of the Dutch words for bacon and laboratory. SPEKLAP with a “p” at the end means slice of bacon in Dutch.

Our motivations
SPEK (bacon) stands for a Burgundian lifestyle and nature in general. Enjoy life, but with respect for all that lives or has lived. We strive to keep our products as pure and close to nature as possible. Therefore, the treatment of our leather is 100% organic and without chemical additives, which makes the leather sustainable and biodegradable.

LAB is a laboratory in the creative sense of the word, true craftsmanship and pure quality. All our products are made with pleasure and passion, from only the best materials available. As a result, all our products are of a high quality and fulfill us with great proud.

Shop members

  • Marieka Ratsma

    Eigenaar

    A true designer with a quirky look at art & design. Her biomimicry shoe could be seen in Grazia Magazine, Trendland and in New York at the Shoe Obsession among the designs of Alexander McQueen, Manolo Blahnik, Azzedine Alaîa and Givenchy.

  • Erwin Giezen

    Eigenaar

    An ambitious craftsman. He considers it possible to make almost everything with his hands what his eyes see. The marketing of beautiful products and services is his great passion

Production partners

  • Craft and Ebsen

    Utrecht, Netherlands

    www.craftandebsen.com

  • Erwin's Leather Balm

    Woerden, Netherlands

    Erwin’s Leather Balm is a small family owned business from the small Dutch village of Woerden in north-west of Europe. Founder and name-giver Erwin Giezen is an artisan and handcrafts all kind of durable leather goods.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2018
Welcome!

To help you get all the required information when you purchase an item you can check my shop policies. If you have any additional question, do not hessitate to ask them.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns,

All products have been made with love and attention, if nonetheless you are not pleased with the product, please contact us as soon as possible.

We will refund the amount of the item if the item is damaged during shipping. If you are not satisfied with the item on recieving it, please contact us and send the item back within a week. Once we have the item back, we will refund the amount of the item (shipping fees not included).

If you would like to exchange an item for one of equal value, contact us and we'll work something out. We will send you the new item as soon as we have the original item back. (Shipping fees not included.)
Payment
How to pay?

Paypal or bank transfer, but contact me if you would like it otherwise.
For Dutch customers regular bank transfer is recommended.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card without having to sign up for a PayPal account

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Shipping
Shipping,

We can ship anywhere in the world if you have a registered address. We use the normal Dutch postal system unless otherwise is requested.

Items that fit, will be sent in an envelope. Larger items, or more expensive orders are shipped in a box so I can keep track of the whereabouts. All items will be carefully packaged and shipped to prevent damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
Giftwrapping,

All items will be wrapped carefully. If you would like the item wrapped for a special occasion please let me know so we can anticipate on that.