Karu Atelier is a Finnish leather goods brand that specializes in bags and accessories for men and women. Our entire identity is build around the concept of sustainability and our mission is to offer high quality leather goods that are available to everyone.
We focus on traditionally handcrafted leather goods, using locally sourced vegetable tanned leather and premium hardware.
All Karu products are made entirely by hand in our own atelier, from the very first design concept to the finishing touches.
Since all products are made in our own atelier, we are able to oversee every step of the production process and ensure products that last a lifetime, and thus offer life-long warranty.
Karu Atelier was founded in 2014 by Daniela, a designer from Finland, and Bart, an entrepreneur from The Netherlands. What started as a hobby with two creative people teaching themselves the art of leathercraft, became a passion and eventually evolved into a business. We create hand crafted leather goods in our own atelier, with sustainability driving every aspect of the brand. Our mission is to offer high end leather goods that last a lifetime in terms of style and quality, while doing the best we can to respect the nature.
All Karu products are made to order. All products have 4 different colour choices, check out our product pages to see which colours we have available. Please allow 2 weeks for production time. Since all our products are made to order, if there are even small changes or additions you would like in the design, this is always possible. If you would like to request a custom product or color outside of our standard collections, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work together with you to create the perfect product. For custom product requests, please allow 3 weeks production time.
DELIVERY RATES AND TIMES
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RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Returns: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 14 days of receiving your package and exchange it, or get your money refunded. Products have to be in original packing and condition. Returns with improper postage or postage not paid will not be accepted by us.
Exchanges: All standard products may be exchanged for another product, if notified about the problem within 14 days of arrival of the product, for example if you have changed your mind about the color or model. Exchanges with improper postage or postage not paid will not be accepted by us.
Faulty or Incorrect product: If on arrival the product is damaged, faulty or not the product you ordered, notify us immediately. You may return it within 14 days of receiving it. In this situation, postage will be paid by us.
We create bags and accessories that last, in quality, durability, and style. If something does happen to break, or come loose, we rather repair it than have it being thrown away. For this reason, and because we believe in the quality of our craftsmanship, and materials, we give all our products a lifetime repair warranty.
Problems that are covered under warranty.
Broken or missing hardware.
Broken or loose stitching.
Problems that are not covered under warranty.
Crushing of leather.
*postage is paid by customer.
As leather is a natural resource, each hide will be slightly different and unique. The leather has undergone an entire other journey before it became your bag. Small scars, scratches and colour differences may appear. This adds to the ‘Karu’ character of the products, and makes each item unique. As everyone’s screen is also different, products might appear slightly different on photos than their actual colour.