Akiko Baba of abokika




abokika, founded by Akiko Baba, is a leather goods brand designed and handmade from an independent workshop in London.

After years of experience as a handbag designer and leather craftsperson in Tokyo and London, abokika was founded in 2016 to embody a unique combination of Japanese and British craftsmanship.

abokika’s concept is to create timeless, functional objects that are traditional yet contemporary and made to last a lifetime.

abokika products are handmade from start to finish using traditional saddlery techniques, such as saddle stitching and hand burnishing for optimum quality and durability. Each piece is made from the finest full grain vegetable tanned leather from Italy with each piece carefully selected.

Leather is a natural material, and as with all handmade items, each item will have individual and distinct characteristics enhancing the beauty in leather and handmade products.

Baba believes in slow fashion and in trying her best to produce sustainable leather accessories.