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About werktat: A small manufacture
We produce products around leather and felt in Ilsfeld.

We produce high-quality bags and accessories for daily use in loving handwork and sell our products worldwide via our web shop. werktat stands for reduced, often minimalist design of bags and accessories made of felt and leather. We would like to inspire you with our handicraft as well as with our materials and the finished product - from the simple sleeve to the elaborate, individualized bag or case.

Detail on blue nubuck leather bag with werktat embossing

We love felt and leather

... due to the many unique properties and possibilities that the materials offer us. On the one hand clean edges that do not fray are created during cutting, so that you can work "open-edged", and on the other hand the stability and thickness give the products a rustic look.

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View of our workshop with bags

Get in touch with our bags

Our exhibition is waiting for you. Visit us where we make our bags and accessories from felt and leather, in our workshop: We are looking forward to it!

Felt rolls with person at the cutting table

The joy of creating

WWe craft all our felt and leather products by hand in Germany with many design options for our customers. We want you to enjoy them for as long and as much as we do during production.

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Feel great leather with your hands - a haptic experience

The idea
Love of craftsmanship in leather and felt

Using natural materials and experiencing materiality in our fast-moving digital world was the starting point for the idea of producing bags and accessories from leather and felt. And to manufacture the beautiful product, to hold it in our hands and to inspire our customers with it. That is why werktat stands for reduced, often minimalist design, which puts our beautiful materials felt and leather in the centre of attention. Exciting formats and well-known yet newly interpreted shapes, practically oriented, handmade, individual - unique. And always new. All products, from felt coasters to MacBook cases, are designed and manufactured by us.

Hand stitching on felt

The felt is to blame!
And then the bags, cases and sleeves come.

A roll of felt, hand sewing thread and pricked fingers, with which I will produce my first "werktat" in December 2012, a carpet for our dining room. A few months later I got an old industrial sewing machine and get more felt and leather. The versatility of the materials excites me and after a short time I have the sewing machine under control and the many positive reactions from friends and acquaintances encourage me to continue.

Moving the punching machine to the workshop

House squatting!
Reinforcement in confined space:

The werktat project continues to grow, the old sewing machine is replaced by a new, more professional one and the "small" punching machine now facilitates work in many places. Ann-Katrin joins the team with a lot of motivation and commitment. With the know-how of the master tailor and fashion designer we expand our product range. Ann-Katrin is our specialist for special solutions in the development of cuts with a faible for fine details and she loves to produce individual unique pieces and of course to wear natürlich auch zu tragen.

Visitors in the workshop

werktat bursts at the seams
Move to the new workshop.

Soon "werktat" occupies several rooms, the hall, the garage and at times also the courtyard in our house. After a long search for suitable rooms we find what we are looking for and the project "werktat" moves with the help of friends and family. The workshop is in the Reinhold-Würth-Straße in Ilsfeld since May 2018. Since autumn 2018 there is finally werktat to touch and visit in our small exhibition.

Exhibition in the workshop with felt coasters, bench pads, laptop sleeves and bags

Our workshop
Space for deeds, creativity, tools and material

Our small production workshop is the place where we give shape to our ideas made of leather and felt. Bag lovers are warmly welcome with us. So that all bag lovers, who cannot visit us personally, can get a picture of our working environment, we have collected some impressions of our bag workshop. In our workshop our products can be viewed and of course composed according to your wishes. We have different leathers for our cases and sleeves in our workshop. There you can sniff workshop air and leather, feel our fine felt and take a look behind the scenes where we design and manufacture our bags, sleeves, cases and accessories at the cutting table or with a punching, sewing and sharpening machine. Try out new and proven bag models in a relaxed atmosphere, indulge in felt and leather colours for placemats and coasters and choose, for example, one of our felt baskets or a felt book.

Sewing in detail
Shoulder bag in the exhibition with scissor lamp
Tanschen on the exhibition wall
Old plane cabinet with cutting dies
Thread spools
Packing table with scissors, stickers, meter stick and packing tape
Stairs in workshop with bags in the background

Team work
The small team is looking forward to new challenges

We all bring in our characters and our abilities. This is why we create a creative and committed interplay that extends from the idea to the production of the last piece.

Karlheinz Braun
Owner, Designer

Ann-Katrin Hollederer
Fashion Designer, Master Tailor

Viviane Filter
Designer, Master Carpenter

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