Established in New York in 2013, håndværk is a small, artisan label specializing in supremely luxurious pieces with a thoughtfully curated collection of high quality everyday essentials made from the finest natural raw materials and innovative fabrics. The collection is designed to form the foundation of a modern and timeless wardrobe.
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Premium Materials — we work exclusively with the world’s finest natural fibers to create custom engineered fabrics that are superior to anything else on the market. Luxury defined at its most elemental core.
Quality Craftsmanship — our products are crafted in small production runs in family-owned workshops, maintaining the elegant artistry and grace inherent in traditional high-quality craftsmanship; a philosophy of manufacturing on an intimate and viable human scale.
Minimalist Elegance — the iconic classics edited down to their basic elements, revealing nature’s inherent quality and the material’s intrinsic character. Our classic minimalist style and clean lines, pay homage to the materials used and the requirements of the human body.
Established in New York in 2013, håndværk is a small, artisan label specializing in supremely luxurious pieces with a thoughtfully curated collection of high quality everyday essentials made from the finest natural raw materials and innovative fabrics. The inaugural collection is designed to form the foundation of a modern and timeless wardrobe.
Our heritage is grounded in three generations of small-scale family production; a storied legacy of manufacturing textiles, garments, and luxury products. We hand-make or hand-finish each individual piece in collaboration with other family owned workshops specialized in their craft, who share our unwavering commitment for exceptional quality.
We produce for those few who are truly thoughtful when investing in a product, appreciate the rigorous process required for high quality manufacturing, and understand how håndværk is redefining how luxury essentials should be made. håndværk is the brainchild of a husband and wife team who share a passion for textiles. They set out to create a lifestyle brand grounded on the essence of quality – clean minimal design, the finest natural materials, and time honored quality craftsmanship.
Esteban Saba co founded håndværk with his wife Petra Brichnacova. His family’s contribution to the textile and apparel industry extends over a century. Before håndværk, Esteban spent more than 15 years in the investment banking divisions of Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, and Citigroup; a senior strategic advisor to corporations on their major transactions. He earned his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Petra is tasked with formulating the art direction for håndværk and leads the design process. She is inspired by nature’s authentic beauty, and her collaborations with manufacturers who share her passion for natural, high quality fabrics. Petra earned a degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology; she also studied textile and surface design at Prague’s Mastership School of Art and Design and worked at several renowned art galleries in Prague.