Designers. Creative minds. Family.
In band&roll three of our passions have merged - love for each other, interest in design, and eternal desire to work with own hands.
Thanks to the casual encounter, we found each other, became a family, created a job we relish, and which we want to do our whole life. We put our love, strength, and dreams in it. All of this has inspired us to create that first pouch rough edge, from which the story of band&roll began.
Long way of seeking
Creating the first case for ourselves, we took the process seriously. It was hard to find honest family-run artisans of full grain leather, and natural wool felt and even tougher to master the skill of leather craft. Not once we had to remake the case to understand the secret of an ideally round shape and incredibly comfortable fit.
The result surpassed all our expectations. This process seized us so much; we simply could not stop.
What is done in love is done well.
When we started to make phone cases in our bedroom and offer them on Etsy in 2012, we have never imagined this little venture can grow into something more. A lot of interesting things are still ahead because we have so many ideas to perform in the future. We dedicate ourselves to band&roll and love what we do. It floods us with inspiration and enthusiasm.
The only thing to accomplish remains to build a house on the outskirts of the forest with a path to the lake and a studio workshop where we will all work together day by day, experiencing tremendous pleasure from this. To gather our team of creative people and a flock of furry beasts who would also burn and love this business, how we love it. That is our big dream, which slowly comes to life.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
It all begins with a blank sheet of paper, grows over the first sketches to the final draft and evolves into the beautiful composition of small details, the prototype. We take hard on it not to overload our goods with details. That’s why we scrupulously use them first, piece by piece picking out any flaws and eliminating excesses until we achieve simple, yet elegant design we are proud of to wear ourselves.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
We believe in traditional craftsmanship and work exclusively with genuinely selected natural materials. We source full grain vegetable tanned leather as well as quality metal hardware in Italy, pure wool felt in Germany, and for the upcoming textile goods, we plan to cooperate with family-run manufacturers of natural wool blends (alpaca, merino), eco-friendly cotton and linen.
Good things take time.
Making goods is a process of love, although very time-consuming. After all, each element is cut, pasted and sewn just with the help of a single sewing, edge cutting, and stamp machine. We feel great while adding all the pieces together to something special, not only for us. That is why each of our goods is unique and exceptional. Just like the person who wears it.