THE UNIQUENESS OF A WINGS BAG
Each Wings creation is distinctive and will never be the same as any other. The natural markings on the python’s skin are unique, much like a person’s fingerprints. No two are alike. The high level of craftsmanship and the small production, translate into great attention to detail, extra care and love going into each product. And last but not least the high-quality materials used, are carefully selected from all over the world and ethically sourced.
The Python Skin
Python leather is renowned for its versatility, chic appearance and is regarded one of the most exclusive and luxurious leathers. It is native to Southeast Asia and is used for footwear, clothes, handbags, and interiors. This exotic snakeskin requires a high level of craftsmanship that delivers a high-quality, versatile raw material.
It is soft and very pliable. The end product is lightweight, making it very comfortable to carry. The natural markings on the python’s skin are unique, no two are alike, and that’s precisely what makes our bags so appealing. No WINGS bag can be identical to another, which means you can never carry the exact same handbag as someone else.
Python skin is exotic and eye-catching and comes with its unique and distinctive black marks if left intact. A bleaching process makes the skin one solid color without the markings showing. Finishing treatments then give additional sophistication and enhance its natural beauty. Our bags come in a diverse selection of colors and finishes, with impressive designs, that will become your wardrobe staples for decades to come.
All Wings exotic leathers used to craft our handbags and accessories are responsibly sourced originating from pythons protected by C.I.T.E.S (international organization that oversees trade of flora and fauna).
Read more about our ethical and sustainable practices.
WINGS PYTHON SKIN FINISHES
WINGS bags come in various combinations of skin processing and finish.
Exotic leathers are renowned for their versatility, chic appearance and are regarded the most exclusive and luxurious leathers. All Wings exotic leathers used to craft our handbags and accessories are responsibly sourced originating from pythons protected by C.I.T.E.S (international organization that oversees trade of flora and fauna). Read more about our ethical and sustainable practices.
The creation process for a single handbag is elaborate, from the selection of the skin to the final product. A lot of care and diligence goes into the manufacturing of our products, from skin processing, tanning to the coloring techniques. Our bags undergo various stages of skin processing. Coloring, nurturing with oils, and buffering of the surface of the skin to achieve the desired finish before the process of crafting the bag begins.
Once the python skin is dyed, the finishing process provides the desired level of seen and feel and seals the leather to protect it from water, sunlight, and other wear factors. Wings bags and accessories are available in three classic alternatives, namely glossed, matte and semi-glossed.
For a matte look where the natural markings and beauty of the skin can shine through, the matte finish leaves the skin soft and supple. A semi-glossed finish is achieved through a buffing process on the skin surface with a glass type cylinder. The skin’s natural brilliance is amplified, without the need of polish. For an even shinier effect, a bag with a glossed finish is treated with a specially formulated spray that adds extra brilliance.
Matte and glossy finishes are equally chic and soft to the touch. Matte gives off a more natural feel, while the glossy finishes make the color more striking and give the leather a more glamorous look.
The stonewashed technique, wherein treatment of the skin mimics a worn-out, vintage leather, results in a fabric-like smoothness and gives our bags a beautiful, sophisticated look. Hand painting really showcases the dedication in skin finishing and the work undertaken make the product into something unique. The end result is truly exotic and showcases the python’s natural skin patterns. Our bolder and “louder” finish is the metallic. The python skin retains the same softness, with a bright shiny metallic finish which results in a bag that perfectly embraces both elegance and a more glamorous character.
Whatever type of bag you choose really depends on your character, personal taste and the occasion. In any case you can rest assured that your bag will be the focal point, instantly elevating your whole ensemble.