Dedicated to Craftsmanship

Our philosophy is quality. Quality of the production process, quality of life for the people involved, quality in terms of environment and, ultimately, the unparalleled quality of the final object.

BATLINER combines exceptional craftsmanship, the finest leathers and minimalist design to create timeless objects of the highest quality.

Our bags and wallets come to life through a long and meticulous process in collaboration with traditional European artisans. All our leathers come from Italy and are full-grain, the rarest and most valuable of all leathers. We handpick skins whose surfaces are almost perfect. We work with leather that is rich, soft and vivid and that gets more and more beautiful with age.

The uniquely textured fish leathers made of the fish skins from perch, salmon and cod are produced in Iceland from a by-product of fisheries. All linings are of natural linens and are grown, spun and woven in Belgium.

The brass parts and buckles come from a small metalworking studio in Vienna. Finally, all bags and wallets are made in a family-run factory in Milan, which is legendary for its luxury leather crafts.

Katherine Batliner was born in 1980 into a family of craftsmen. She studied design in Zurich and Basel and apprenticed under the master craftsman Mihitar. She has worked in Berlin, Paris, London and Istanbul. BATLINER was founded in Vienna, in 2011.

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