About Us

Downtown Bags - Vegetable Tanned Eco-Leather

Founded in Amsterdam

Sticks and Stones started in the late ’70s as a young and vintage leather brand in Amsterdam, showcasing its designs on the Waterlooplein in the old city center of Amsterdam. In those days the Waterlooplein was the fashion center of Amsterdam and beyond, and you could find many young designers and fashion innovations right there. Or you could say, the ‘pop-up stores avant la lettre’. Even well-known designers came there to get inspired.

In the 70s and 80s, it was time when leather jackets and bags were black and brown only, which inspired Sticks and Stones to become the first brand to make colorful leather collections. From there Sticks and Stones developed as a brand, and moved to the World Fasion Centre in Amsterdam, and became an international leather brand.
Sticks and Stones still is a family-owned company, running with the same core values since the beginning.

Designed in Amsterdam

At Sticks and Stones we design all products with great love and eye for detail. That same love and attention applies to all aspects throughout our company.

Sticks and Stones is dedicated to socially responsible manufacturing and we strive to offer fair, social, healthy and safe conditions for workers in our supply chain.
We only work with carefully selected suppliers, that meet our brand’s high standards and where there is a humane working environment with fair labor hours, fair wages, minimum age requirements, membership of a union and safe working conditions. Although we understand that as a single company we cannot solve issues common to the entire sector, we do take on the challenge of making fashion more sustainable.

Courier Backpack and Messenger Backpack - Vegetable Tanned Eco-Leather

Vegetable Tanned Eco-Leather Collection

Courier Backpack & Messenger Backpack


Fairly made products for a fair price

Sticks and Stones stands for high quality products, fairly made for a fair price.

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