SOLA MIA is a modern day artisan atelier with a passion for craftsmanship and design. We trust in traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations and we have finely tuned our masterful craft to a level of sophistication unrivalled by other ateliers. We pay the utmost attention to detail at every step of the bag making process.
No two Sola Mia handbags are the same, and our craftsmen put together each individual one by hand. Extreme care is exercised to make sure we fulfill the specifics of every design. We assign one expert craftsman to every stage of the process, from start to finish.
Our master cutter inspects each leather hide thoroughly, carefully marking any blemishes or imperfections and identifying the most flawless sections of the hide to use for each handbag part. To achieve the most accurate proportions, he prepares a specially crafted leather cutting knife according to the exact dimensions of each part. This ensures a cutting accuracy of up to one tenth of a millimeter and a perfectly formed handbag.
Every leather edge on our bags is carefully painted by hand. We use only the best Italian edge paints. Once the paint has dried, our craftsman repeats the process five times until the perfect leather edge is achieved.
These finished handbag parts are then passed on to another craftsman, who puts them together to make a whole.
This process ensures that each Sola Mia handbag is a one-of-a-kind creation, meticulously crafted and finished.
Our experienced craftsmen are like family to us. We value their input at every stage of the process and welcome their ideas on how we can further refine our techniques. They apply their knowledge, creativity and passion for leather to every piece, helping us to produce the most beautifully crafted handbags on the market.