We're brothers Niklas and Mattis Oppermann and in 2012 we founded Carl Friedrik.*
The idea came from the both of us frustrated with the lack of well-designed, quality leather products that we wanted for ourselves or as gifts for friends.
So with our respective backgrounds in business and design, we decided to make our own. We searched high and low to find the best tanneries and most skilled artisans in the world to help us produce our first products.
Fast-forward half a decade and we've developed a collection that we believe includes some of the finest bags, wallets, and cases available. But we never settle, and keep tweaking and refining to improve with every production.
* Formerly Oppermann.
Growing up in Sweden, and with Mattis background in industrial design, our inspiration was clear: Less is more and form follows function. That’s why you won’t find hundreds of pockets cluttering the design, but only the essential features that add value.
Precision goods crafted to last.
We choose to work exclusively with naturally tanned leather, and use it for all our products.
We love it because its production method is sustainable, its quality is unsurpassed, and its natural finish is one of a kind.
Each component that goes into making a Carl Friedrik product is individually sourced by us, from the from some of the finest tanneries, weavers, and factories in the world.
With full control of our supply chain we’re able to ensure the quality meets our standards - from production processes down to the choice of thread.
Provenance & transparency
On our product pages, we give you the details on where our products are made, and with which leather, lining and other parts were used in the making.
Direct to you
The only way to buy a Carl Friedrik product is here and in our Royal Exchange store. By selling directly we’re able to offer the highest value and maintain a closer relationship with our customers.