Ackermann

  • Booth: 1376

In the beginning there is always the idea

Since 1982, Beate Sedlacek and Karl-Henning Hohmann have been designing under their label: Ackermann, leather bags and accessories. Clear, durable design, sustainable materials and crafts...


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  • Small clutch or big wallet or shoulder bag– the multifunctional Pago is your  companion in every situation. It offers enough space for coins, credit cards and even your smartphone. Due to its slim design, it will always be in style. It is able to keep all of your important items organized with eight slots for cards, a coin compartment, two large partitions for money, make-up or smartphone and a zipper partition. The mineral tanned cowhide leather that purse is made of is so durable and soft that you never want it to leave your hands again. The adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes it universally applicable.


 Press Releases

  • Leather bags with the unique sense of simplicity handcrafted in Germany

    It started with an idea: Clear, durable design, in conjunction with natural, sustainable materials and traditional

    craftsmanship. This is inspiring us until today. Founded by Beate Sedlacek and Karl-Henning Hohmann, Ackermann

    designs and produces leather bags and accessories of the brand Ackermann and sub-brands Wildwuchs and PAGO

    for more than 30 years.

    The language of design favors the unique surface of leather. You can feel and see the attention to detail and the

    carefully selected materials that meet the highest standards of quality. The best leather and the strongest seams are

    made in functional designs with the sense of simplicity. Together with a small team of experienced sewers, Ackermann

    combines product design solutions with the tradition of the bag maker profession.

    The roots of the idea - to design leather bags - are the philosophy and practicing the concept of sustainability in the

    80s. To design a product that is natural, durable and increases its personal value over time.

  • Timeless design and traditional craftsmanship made in Germany meet cradle-to-cradle certified leather tanning

    innovation.

    The scent of leather mixes with subtle fragrance of olive leaves when you enter the Ackermann manufactory. It

    surrounds the big punch press and rattling sewing machines. For the new ECO collection the designers Beate

    Sedlacek and Karl-Henning Hohmann work with olive leather. It is tanned with a cradle-to-cradle certified tanning

    agent made from olive leave extracts. Karl-Henning Hohmann explains: „sustainability starts in the design process

    and we always look for new innovative materials“. In 2016 the two designers found olive leather and shaped a new

    line of bags and backpacks for a mobile and sustainability-loving generation. The sense of simplicity in the design

    combined with the unique quality of the leather makes the bags companions for years to come. „We worked hard to

    make our design even more functional and light“ says Beate Sedlacek while she opens an elegant brown backpack.

    Olive leather: Sustainability innovation in leather tanning made in Germany

    Olive leather was developed in Germany. It is the innovative and sustainable way of tanning leather. After years of

    research for plant based tanning agents, scientists at the centre for leather innovation in Reutlingen managed to

    extract the precious tanning agents from olive leaves. The leaves are a rarely used by-product of olive cultivation

    and highly available in Europe. Traditionally, farmers burn them on the field causing Co2-emissions. Using the leaves

    prevents these emissions and offers an additional source of income for farmers. In addition, the fact that the tanning

    agent is biodegradable makes it the sustainable alternative in leather tanning. For this effort, the tanning agent

    was awarded with the cradle-to-cradle gold certificate. However, all this becomes a minor matter, when you touch

    olive leather. The stable haptic and elegant sheen makes you want to hold on to the bag. „We worked together with

    our tanneries to get the ideal finish for our designs“ says Hohmann, explaining the unique haptic and quality of the

    leather.

    Visit our booth #1376/2 at the NY NOW and get to know the scent of olive leather.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


 Products

  • Ackermann Travelling bag "Hamburg"
    Material: olive leaf tanned calf leather<br />Lining: pig skin chrome-free<br />shoulder strap genuine leather, with handles to wear like a tote bag<br />A huge main compartment, three further pockets and one partition to closed by a zipper.<br />size: BHD 55 x 30 x 25 cm...

  • I am going on a trip and take with me: whatever I want. No problem with the travel bag “Hamburg”. A huge main compartment, three further pockets and one partition that is closed by a zipper store everything you need during your journey.  The lining is made of bright pigskin so you can easily find your belongings in the bag. A keychain with a snap hook guarantees that your keys a right there where they belong. The travel bag is made of super soft olive leaf tanned cowhide leather and adjusts to your body so it is convenient to carry. You have different opportunities how to carry the bag due to a removable shoulder strap and two handles. The bottom of the travel bag “Hamburg” is stiffened with additional cowhide leather for protection and stability.

  • Ackermann Messenger bag "Moskau"
    Material: cow hide natural<br />Lining: bright colored pig skin <br />adjustable shoulder strap from stable safety seat belt<br />A huge main compartment, two zipper partitions and others<br />size: BHD 46 x 39 x 12 cm...

  • A lot of room provides the fold-over shoulder bag “Moskau” with its extra-large main partition and a zipper-closed pocket. You can carry the bag on your shoulder or across your chest due to the easily adjustable strap made of a safety belt. By latching an additional strap with a snap hook to the shoulder strap, the bag will stay on your back, which leaves you free hands. The extra-wide shoulder strap is light and convenient on your shoulder and is also very tear-resistant. Pack as much as you wish and still carry your bag easily!

  • Ackermann Shopping bag "Valencia L"
    Material: Olive leaf tanned calf leather<br />Lining: pig skin, chrome-free, and wool felt<br />solid shoulder straps from vegetable tanned genuine leather<br />A huge main compartment, one zipper partition and hook for keys<br />size: BHD 40 x 40 x 13 cm...

  • This one is the giant among the handbags yet lightweight. The shopper bag “Valencia” offers lots of storage space in classy design and is the perfect companion for you next shopping trip. The slender sides of the bag are made of olive leaf tanned leather and ensure the easy carrying and filling of the purse. Solid handles guarantee perfect stability, no matter whether your carry the bag on your shoulders or in your hands. You can store your wallet safely in the integrated zipper pocket. The bag is closed with a snap hook, which clasps a leather loop, and/or by a hidden sewn-in magnet.

  • Ackermann Shoulder bag "London M"
    Material: super soft calf leather<br />Lining: bright colored pig skin<br />adjustable shoulder strap from black colored genuine calf leather<br />A big main compartment, one zipper partition, hook for keys, two partitions<br />size: BHD 31 x 30 x 6 cm...

  • An elegant and convenient fold-over shoulder bag made out of super soft cowhide leather with intricate design details. By folding up the flap, the bag appears to be a space-offering miracle. It has a large compartment in front of the bag, closable with a zipper, stores safely and quickly everything you often need. The trigger hook on a leathers trap will never let you search for your keys again. The bright leather lining inside of the bag brings light into the dark and offers further partitions for more tidiness. Perfect wearing comfort will be ensured by a wide shoulder strap made of leather. Swiss RiRi Zippers and Italian fittings guarantee optimal and durable functionality.

  • Ackermann Hand bag "Kopenhagen"
    Material: chamois deer skin from the last `Weißgerber Walk` of Germany<br />Lining: bright colored pig skin<br />stable handles, big main compartment, one zipper partition, hook for keys, two partitions<br />size: BHD 34 x 26 x 15 cm...

  • The handbag “Glasgow” is a truly classical piece. The strong handles make it easy to carry the bag all day and assure stability. The inside with a large main compartment and several pockets, a zipper-closed partition and a keychain with snap hook is a perfect condition for a tidy and well-organised handbag. A zipper closes the bag safely.

  • Ackermann Multifunction bag "Biarritz"
    Material: super soft calf leather<br />Lining: pure calf leather<br />adjustable and removable shoulder strap, <br />eight credit card partitions, one for a lipstick, two for dollars, one for coins, one zipper compartment<br />different colors available<br />size: BHD 22 x 13 x 2 cm...

  • Small clutch or big wallet or shoulder bag– the multifunctional Pago is your  companion in every situation. It offers enough space for coins, credit cards and even your smartphone. Due to its slim design, it will always be in style. It is able to keep all of your important items organized with eight slots for cards, a coin compartment, two large partitions for money, make-up or smartphone and a zipper partition. The mineral tanned cowhide leather that purse is made of is so durable and soft that you never want it to leave your hands again. The adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes it universally applicable.

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