About Anita Jackel
Adventurer, nature lover, traveler, and free spirit.
Hi, I’m Anita - Adventurer, nature lover, traveler, and free spirit.
I have loved the smell and feel of soft leather since I was a curious little girl sneaking into the grounds of my hometown tannery in Hailer, Germany to collect small leather scraps from the dump site. It was not safe for kids to go through the waste, and one day I was caught.
The factory owner was influential in my small town and knew my parents. She called me into the office and asked what I was looking for. I knew I’d done something I wasn’t supposed to, but I spoke honestly: “I just like to use the leather scraps to make small change purses.”
Impressed with my answer, she gave me a good-quality, valuable piece of leather under one condition: “Do not go back into the dump site but show me what you’ve done with it.”I never found the courage to return to the tannery, but grateful for this chance, I have been playing all my life, gluing, sewing, and transforming leather pieces into purses big and small.
As the founder of the brand Anita Jackel Leather Design (AJLD), I create unique leather bags and purses for you to take on your life’s adventures.