“I have always been fascinated by not just the bags themselves, but also by their movement and the many ways of seeing and utilizing a bag. A luxury handbag evokes so much fantasy.”
Ethan’s great-grandfather opened an exotic skin tannery in Singapore and since then, the family spans four generations, been the privileged custodians of a century-spanning dynasty of highly skilled Singaporean tanning artisans.
The production and craftsmanship of exotic skin is has been running through the family’s DNA. They take great pride in the fact that Ethan is the only designer of exotic skin handbags who has spent his formative years exploring this majestic, time-honoured craft in a family-owned tannery.
Over the years, the members of the Koh family, have invented and pioneered countless unique processes for treating leather and exotic skin. Their exacting standards have unquestionably raised the bar for the entire industry.
For example, the revolutionary agate-polishing bombe shine technique was the first in the trade that could achieve a vivid spectrum of colours on the leather. This technique, so ahead of its time, would later prove to be a huge draw among Ethan K couture collectors.
Today, the same exacting eye for detail remains with every single Ethan K bag created, to ensure that each handbag is a one-of-a-kind work of art that the owner will always feel proud to carry.
In an increasingly serious world filled with never-ending challenges, we create our jewelry to bring pure happiness and lightness of being.
Since it’s founding in 2011, Ethan K has been a favourite with collectors, celebrities, and many illustrious artists, captains of industry, heads of state or royals have sported its works of art. The names of the leading personalities can be found in our archives as well, which keeps track of our notable orders.