Art inspired by its process
For more than twenty years, BRAVE’s collection has been driven by the beauty of the world’s most exclusive leathers alongside the artisan’s commitment to fine detail. Surrounded by the tools of the leather goods trade in his Canadian-based factories, designer Scott Irvine discovers his vision through his materials, his machinery and the rare craftspeople who bring his collection to life.
The BRAVE collection includes women’s and men’s belts, leather cuffs, handbags and accessories.
In 1992 BRAVE founder Scott Irvine became the first member of his family to graduate from university. The family’s expectation for the burgeoning career of an educated family member was somewhat tempered when Scott announced his intention to become a street vendor.
Selling his hand-crafted leather goods on the street may hardly have seemed to be a lofty profession after spending four years in the halls of higher learning – and yet the year end tally showed sales of $66,000 in just six months – a promising start for what would be become an iconic Canadian brand.
While the street vending business had its appeal, the temperature of the Canadian winter did not. In 1993 BRAVE thus began its journey to become one of the hottest fashion accessory brands in Canada by entering the retail market.
Twenty four years later more than a thousand specialty stores across fourteen countries count themselves among the ranks of The BRAVE Ones.
During this time over 2 million individual handcrafted items have been produced by BRAVE’s founder and his team of artisans. Each piece uniquely embodies the company’s original simple vision:
BRAVE Leather is art inspired by its process: fine leather goods ethically designed and exclusively manufactured in Canada.