history

The story of hukkepack began with the school enrollment of our son in 2015. When we bought a commercial schoolbag – made of plastic and quite colorful – we questioned the purchase afterwards. That’s why we started researching.

We are Antje and Robert – in their early thirties and pleased with things that impress with simplicity, but also with design and functionality. We like natural raw materials, good workmanship and the possibility of re-use things. Inspired by our research, our then 3 ½-year-old daughter decided: “When I come to school, I want to have a yellow schoolbag made of leather!” In the following three years her opinion did not change. However, there was no contemporary, everyday life-suitable leather schoolbag to be found, which suited our ideas.

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leather

We combine our constant wanderlust with the search for new ideas and inspirations. We prefer to stay simply and among the local people. We talk, discover, and explore. This has allowed us to develop a sense for good, high-quality, and useful materials, which over time has become a fundamental part of our work and life philosophy.

For our hukkepack school satchels and backpacks, we use high-quality, vegetable-tanned cowhide leather from selected tanneries, which is then processed with high quality standards by the Thielemann Leather Goods manufactory. Both the leather tanneries and the manufactory have decades of experience handling high-quality and natural materials.

The leather for our hukkepack products is vegetable-tanned. Plant-based tanning agents such as leaves, woods, barks, fruits, and roots are used in this process.

No chemicals are used in the tanning of our leather. Therefore, the leather may be somewhat stiff at first. This will subside after a short time. The leather will become more flexible and pleasantly soft.

Leather is versatile, distinctive, and alive. It is a natural product – unique and by no means perfect. That is why we love it. Our hukkepack school satchels, Wegbegleiter, and Zwerge are made from top-grain leather. Skin folds, scars, and insect bites are sometimes visible, indicating that hukkepack backpacks are genuine natural products. And the leather continues to live. Through sun, rain, and daily use, the leather of the hukkepacks acquires new marks that tell the story of their owners’ lives. These personal marks turn A hukkepack into YOUR hukkepack.

To ensure you enjoy your hukkepack for a long time, we recommend regular leather care. If the leather surface becomes dry, loses color intensity, or is heavily scratched, you should apply leather care. Your bag will thank you by revitalizing its colors, covering scratches, and making the leather supple again. Additionally, regular treatment promotes the development of a beautiful patina. So, it’s best to pamper your bag during winter and summer vacations.

REPAIR

Our hukkepack products are companions for years. They are exposed to wind, weather, and human moods. No other bag is as heavily used as a school satchel. It is used almost daily, has to carry heavy loads, and is not always handled gently. We are very proud of our high-quality and durable products, which are reliable companions for such intense use. However, the daily adventures leave their mark, and even the best material eventually shows signs of wear. The advantage of a leather school satchel is that it can be easily repaired!

To ensure that hukkepack products continue to bring joy, we naturally offer expert repair services. Our workshop fixes small and large defects according to all the rules of craftsmanship. Every seam can be re-stitched, every stressed rivet replaced, and every worn leather part exchanged.

YOUR HUKKEPACK IS CONVERTIBLE AND CHANGES WITH YOU

hukkepack leather bags are alive. They collect marks, carry traces and remember the weather. You spend a lot of time together and share great experiences. As you change, your hukkepack changes with you. For example, when you grow or when changing jackets at the season change.

Simply release the lock, move the button and fasten again. Go on!

Maybe you like to wear something else for a while. Just store the hukkepack under the bed. But at some point … you give your hukkepack a new function: as a study bag.

Simply remove the straps, attach the carrying strap and go on!