About Flybird

"Caring for the things you carry"

Flybird BY FRANKIE BOATENG

A premium leather goods and accessories brand based in Amsterdam. The intimate bond between maker and craft is what makes the product complete. Superb craftsmanship demands a lifelong devotion to perfecting one’s skills and an unwavering commitment to excellence. No one knows this better then founder and head designer Frankie Boateng. He created the brand out of love and as a way to improve himself and share his craft with the world. Finding his true calling as a leather artisan through a rare twist of fate, Frankie began tailoring handmade bags and accessories for his friends and family. “My upbringing thought me to turn any situation into a learning experience. After getting into trouble with a collection of old vintage weapons, I was introduced to the leather craftsmanship while making leather phone covers in prison. It is where my passion for leather crafting started.” Transforming his passion into a profession, he used his fashion education and established his self-made brand Flybird in 2009. From their Amsterdam atelier Frankie and his team design and construct original leather pieces, culminating in a contemporary collection of fine quality backpacks, travel goods and accessories. Using only naturally produced leather, all Flybird products are built to take on the fast city life style.

 

THE STORY OF FRANKIE BOATENG from Luke Smits on Vimeo.

 

Flybird prides itself on not only the craft but also creating pieces that accompany you throughout your life and that become an essential part of your daily routine. We love to surround ourselves with creative people from all fields to get inspired. Every piece we make is a reflection of our surroundings, the people we meet and the experiences we have. We make one-of-a-kind pieces of luggage because we see our products as stories. No stitch is the same just like no person is the same.

The story of the brand its logo is as unique as the creation of the brand itself. Franky explains "A person judges quickly before even knowing how, what and where. I've chosen a dog, because it's one of the most reliable animals on earth. A dog can be trusted easily and has a lot of strength and love to give. When you look at the logo, you will see that the dog has been given wings. The reason for this is because wings are symbolic for freedom. This dog is an independent, free individual and that's what Flybird stands for."

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Flybird, caring for the things you carry.