EARLY + Highsnobiety Leather Pouches

Minimal, ethical leathergoods from the online publication and up-and-coming accessories brand

Continuing their series of 10th anniversary collaborations (which already include projects with Carhartt WIP, STAMPD and Puma), style and culture experts Highsnobiety have teamed up with Frankfurt-based accessories brand EARLY for a set of minimal leather pouches. Constructed from EARLY’s eco-edition vegetable-tanned leather (which is completely chrome-free and organically colored), the supple pouches come with a golden zipper and a debossed, barely-there Highsnobiety crown logo. As with the rest of EARLY’s products, build quality and practical design is paramount here, and each pouch has been handcrafted by local manufacturers in Germany.

The collaboration came about after Highsnobiety CEO David Fischer met the owners of EARLY through an old friend. “I was really impressed by their level of quality, with all products handmade in Germany. It was such an easy brand to work with. Fantastic quality, great details and the right ethics. What else can one ask from a young up and coming brand?” he tells CH. And in the same way Highsnobiety covers both nascent labels as well as iconic brands online, it only made sense to look to both corners of the market for collaboration. “For us, working with two kinds of brands is interesting: a brand with heritage and iconic products and a young brand that we’re impressed with and can put on the map for many others.”

The special edition pouches are available in three different sizes—with the smallest fitting coins and credit cards and the largest able to accommodate a laptop. They’re available now on Highsnobiety’s online shop where prices start at $45.

Images courtesy of Highsnobiety + EARLY