Jack Kinsky ‑ Great emphasis is put on naturalness and tradition here. Jack Kinsky was born in the fifties in New Hampshire, USA, as a son of Czech parents. It was his father Carl Kinsky, trained as a saddler, who passed his extensive knowledge of leather on to his son since he was a child.
Carl Kinsky was taken away from his family in a tragic accident, whereupon 27-year old Jack took over his father's workshop to continue his trade. He repaired sheathes and cases for axes, saws, and knives and made gloves and belts that forestry workers in New Hampshire used when felling trees.
But it became harder and harder every month to make a living as a saddler in times of ever increasing industrialization, so in the year 1978, Jack decided to leave his hometown and to sign on with the freighter "Ariane" in Boston. There he practised his usual trade, sailed the seven seas and travelled the world.
The port of Hamburg was one of Jack's destinations, who works as a designer today. Destiny took the chance: During his stay in the Hanseatic city the saddler met Pia Jensen and immediately fell head over heels for her.
And that is how it came about that Jack dared to start all over with his sweetheart as a saddler and bag maker in Hamburg. In the beginning, he continued doing repair work but upon request he made specially designed etui cases and purses that immediately captured many people's hearts. Everyday more, the young man focused on the production of high-quality leather products that got their unique character thanks to Pia's creativity.
Although the designer follows fashion trends today, he always remains true to his father and the original idea of his business. Natural materials, excellent workmanship, and uniquely beautiful packaging make the label Jack Kinsky absolutely special.
The purses and etui cases are named after places and countries Jack got to know when he was travelling on "Ariane" and show an incomparable combination of honesty, authenticity, and love for detail.
Today, Pia's and Jack's children Karl and Johanna also work for their parents' company.
Jack Kinsky ‑ not only the name of a genuine family business but also the name of a fascinating designer who makes us experience what leather is.