Why L I N 8 over bigger and established brands?
L I N 8 is proudly Australian owned and works with boutique workshop artisans in Australia and Singapore. A boutique creative founded by Ling.
Why are L I N 8 pieces ‘limited’?I believe that integrity of the leather goods are respected if I do not mass-produce.
Introducing smart device to your leather goods, I will include a smart device with every purchase above $500. Default is noir taurillon leather.
How L I N 8 revolutionises the way you buy leather goods
L I N 8 allows you to select the colours and leather types of your leather goods at 5 to 12 times cheaper than what an established fashion house would cost you. For example, a bespoke crocodile leather clutch wallet would cost $25,000 in 2010. L I N 8 bespoke crocodile leather wallet would cost around $2,500.
L I N 8 strives to reduce waste in the long term. L I N 8 leather goods are made timeless to ensure longevity.
The tanneries where L I N 8 gets leathers from adhere to strict ISO 26000 social responsibility standards.
How is L I N 8 affordable?
L I N 8 sources directly from leather goods hardware makers, zip makers and leather tanneries. Direct sourcing from Italy, Switzerland and France help lower the costs.
L I N 8 is also registered for GST, which means tourists can potentially claim Tourist Refund Scheme - other words, duty free shopping!
Timeline of tailoring and co-creating your bespoke piece
If all materials are available at the workshop and once you have confirmed your bespoke piece design, it will take another 3-4 weeks for completion (allowing time for prototyping and crafting). If I am looking to importing more leathers in, it will generally take 6 months.
Tailoring services are not available for accessories under $1,000. Fill in this form if you are interested in co-creating a piece together~!