SECONDNATVRE is a Singaporean leather design & production studio.
The brand was born out of the pursuit of creating timeless, functional and environmentally sustainable leather products. The ‘V’ in the brand name signifies a Latin quote 'Vita brevis, ars longa' - 'Life is short, art is long'. To us it describes our pursuit to create our best works in the timespan that we have.
Leathers are sourced from renowned Japanese and Italian tanneries:
Tochigi (For full grain & aniline leathers)
Shinki Hikaku (Shell cordovans)
Italian tanneries which are part of the Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale Association (Natural veg-tan leathers).
Hardware & zippers are also sourced overseas (mainly in Japan) for their metalsmith work & vintage mil-spec zipper reproductions.
Every product is designed and handcrafted by Tze Ling in Singapore.
Carefully crafted and hand stitched with detail, this ensures that the product ages well and the construction is built to last. Deeply inspired by traditional crafts around the world, we source and carefully procure materials to be infused with our designs. Tze Ling accepts custom requests which are line with the brand aesthetics as well.
Watch Tze Ling at work below on her signature bag, the Charlie 101 - a design adapted from a vintage postal and a Birkin bag.