Design or Hidesign

Hidesign is a global brand headquartered in the former French colony of Pondicherry, India. Founded over 38 years ago, Hidesign has eighty exclusive branded stores and sells in major department stores such as John Lewis, House of Fraser (UK), David Jones, Myer (Australia), and Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle (India), among others.

Hidesign has been featured by leading publications and media, including The Economist magazine, BBC news and HT Mint (Indian affiliate of the Wall Street Journal). Our products are regularly presented in the Asian editions of GQ, Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and others. The brand has a strong following on social media with 920,000 Facebook members.

Hidesign’s core competency includes leather bags, luggage and accessories including wallets, card holders, portfolios and travel kits. Recently the brand has continued its evolution into a lifestyle brand and now offers shoes, sunglasses, pens and stationery in its 80 exclusive Hidesign branded retail stores.

Hidesign is a uniquely vertically integrated company. We have our own tannery, buckle factory and manufacturing units. This control over manufacturing at each step allows us to produce a product of the highest quality standards at fair value. It also gives the brand the flexibility to experiment and constantly improve on its original goals of producing an ecologically friendly leather product.

In our tanneries, we apply our research into exotic vegetable extracts to ensure the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. Our leathers are hand-cut, our buckles are forged not from electroplated steel or zinc but from sand-cast solid brass. Our manufacturing is long and time consuming, but it results in a long lasting and unique looking product with a real story to each and every piece.