The Löv Story
Dare to be different
Löv Stockholm was founded on the idea of not being like everyone else. We want to create something unique and different with a story to show our customers that there are alternative ways to go. With this as a starting point, Löv Stockholm's first collection of bags and accessories in leaf leather was launched, which also named the company.
What is Leather?
Leaf leather is a material based on leaves from the teak tree. Fallen leaves are collected which are laid out in the sun to dry. Then the leaves are tied together by putting them in water which creates sheets of bonded leaves. The structure of the sheet is then reinforced with cotton, which also creates a soft inside. Finally, the sheet is sealed in a thin layer of non-toxic BOPP film, which makes the material water-repellent and durable, while at the same time emphasizing the fibers of the leaves and giving a natural feeling. When this process is completed, the handmade products for Löv Stockholm are manufactured.
Tea leaves have a long historical tradition in Thailand. The indigenous people, Lan Na, in the northern part of the country have used the leaves for, among other things, roofing but also for packing food. Tea leaves are large, durable and resistant, which has led to its many different uses. The use of leaves has developed over time and through innovation and development in 2003 they succeeded in producing the material that is today called leaf leather.