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The meli melo design process

The meli melo creative process begins nine months prior to a collection's debut. Inspiration is drawn from travel experiences and cultural references. Once a design has been visualised from initial sketch to a computer rendered version it is sent to the Spanish manufacturer where a first sample is made. The design is revisited until both designer and manufacturer are completely satisfied,
the handbag can then proceed to production


meli melo Spanish factory


The company goes to great lengths continuously sourcing the best tanneries to supply fine Italian leathers in the most vibrant colours and interesting textures. Leathers are carefully selected to complement each design. Cervo is a buttery soft leather used in classic Thela forms and across the meli melo range. For a more structured form Saffiano leather is an ideal skin. Whilst Nabuk is a soft suede feel leather that allows for slouchy silhouettes. Once the most suitable leather has been chosen for the design, and hardware approved the manufacturing process can begin. 



 meli melo handbangs in the making

Your meli melo designs are brought to life by the hands of highly skilled craftsmen, cutting from only the best part of the leather skins and carefully stitching each bag to withstand the daily rigours of its fashion life. Bags are checked and tested, before being carefully packed away and folded for shipment. meli melo’s factory is now in its second generation of skilled leather artisans. The skills have been passed from father to son, who now after years of training is highly qualified to manufacture your timeless and coveted meli melo accessory.
The finished Thela
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