alexbender

handmade leather goods

Berlin, Germany · 2076 Sales

alexbender

handmade leather goods

Berlin, Germany 2076 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(552)

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

alexbender is taking a short break and will be back 2 of may
sorry for any inconvenience!

Alexandra Bender

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Alexandra Bender

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Marion56

Marion56 on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It is my 3rd custom order from Alex and I'm always very happy ! Great communication, beautiful and lightweight bag, excellent quality. Thanks again Alex😊

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About

My passion is to work with leather

Welcome to my shop! I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself.

I grew up in Bavaria in a small town called Weisenbourg. After high school, I left home and spent two years training to be a seamstress in the middle of the countryside. After that I studied fashion design for four years (also in the countryside).

During that time, I never much enjoyed sewing. I always assumed that after university I would go to work as a designer for a big company.

But then I left everything behind and moved to Australia for a year, where I discovered the "no worries" way of life and began to imagine new possibilites.

Back in Germany I started assisting at a small, high-quality label in Berlin. Working there I discovered a love for sewing I never knew I had.

One day I passed by a shop with beautiful hand-made leather bags in the window. In my studies I'd always loved leather, and like all girls, I loved bags. I went inside and asked the owner if she needed any help. I told her I wanted to learn everything there was to know about working with leather. She said yes and took me on as an apprentice...

Now, five years later, I'm lucky enough to get up every morning, have some breakfast, and walk across the apartment into my studio to do what I love. I enjoy the solitude and the voice of my sewing machine. It is such a great feeling to make a living with things I create.

If you visit my blog, you'll see that I also love gardening, photography, nature, electronic music, and second hand shopping. Whenever I see something beautiful, I like to take a picture and share it with the world.

I recently got interviewed for the etsy quit your day job series:
https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-alex-bender/25948490859

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  • Alexandra Bender,

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Alex, the creative mind and hands behind the one-woman accessories label alexbender. My passion is to work with leather and fabric to create unique bags and accessories.

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