In response to the increasing global hunger for retail, a preponderance of brands are manufacturing products just beguiling enough to look solid on the shelf, and just flimsy enough to justify the purchase of next season’s so-called ‘must-have’. However, Bangkok-based leather accessory, stationery and lifestyle label Labrador touts itself as a remedy to this throwaway sentiment by creating products that are not only ageless in their minimalist aesthetic, but also designed to last a lifetime. In fact, so confident are they in the quality of their products that Labrador offers a lifetime repair service.And as the consumer tendency towards repurposed and eco-friendly goods strengthens, so too does the Labrador brand, now opening its largest store to date in a Scandinavian-style space in the Central Silom Complex, replete with floor-to-ceiling recycled wood cladding and ethereal paper-like hangings. Their leather goods are all handmade and vary from neat leather pen cases, one-piece streamlined wallets and butter-soft travel/passport folders, to larger appendages such as document totes and laptop cases made from pliable suede. Doodle-friendly accessories come in variable shapes and sizes like Moleskine-style notebooks in earthy tones, larger leather-bound recycled pads and sketchbooks, and pens whittled from repurposed wood. Admirably durable and eco chic!
G/F / Central Silom Complex / Silom Rd / +66 (2) 231 3333 / www.labradorfactory.net