Daniel Ankarstrand started his journey into the world of leather craft when he couldn’t find the products he was looking for. So, he thought, how hard could it be? Daniel started to study every video the internet could offer of leather craftsmen and their techniques and after hundreds of hours the obsession and love for the craft was born. Read more about his genuine salmon leather products from Sweden made by Sibirien Stockholm.
It took, however, thousands and thousands of stitches before Daniel in 2016 felt ready and took the step and founded Sibirien Stockholm. Sibirien Stockholm is a Swedish fashion brand with a passion for high-quality craftmanship. The brand stands out with its unusual sustainable leather and its modern design and colors.
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Salmon Leather From Sweden
Daniel Ankarstrand has a passion for carftsmanship and never lets a product slip by if it´s not perfect. He is faithful to the artisan spirit and is embracing the time-consuming process of a luxury product being made. A product from Sibirien Stockholm is made from sweat and tears and is a luxury product to be proud of.
Sibirien is a nickname of an area in Stockholm that arose when the area was built in the late nineteenth century. It refers to its remote location of that time. It was in Sibirien the brand was founded and it´s where the studio is located today. The name of the brand is a declaration of love for this neighborhood.
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Biproduct from the fishing industry
The salmon leather is a biproduct from the fishing industry. The leather is sourced from salmon farms in the Nordic countries and tanned in Iceland. The chèvre leather and the lovely calf leather both comes from a family owned tannery in France. Daniel claims that salmon is not a substitute for other luxury materials.
“It´s much more luxurious and much more exotic,” he says. “It´s time for the luxury industry to change, and Sibiren Stockholm is here to do just that,” he adds.
Salmon Leather From Scandinavia, written by our editorial team in cooperation with Daniel Ankarstrand
All images: Daniel Ankarstrand