Roberu started out when Shinji Iwamoto began to teach himself leather- working. Word of his work spread and in 2009 the brand was established, with the theme ‘handmade in Japan’ at its core. Mr. Iwamoto does the hand-stitching and machine-sewing himself but also works with trusted leather craftsmen in Asakusa, Tokyo.
For CRAFTED FOR LEXUS, he took on a new challenge, pairing leather and hemp canvas and using Italian leather for the first time. The reverse side of the leather is treated with beeswax, which gives a unique matte feel. The hemp is heat-treated with wax, making it water resistant. The finished product, meticulously sewn by skilled and trusted craftsmen, is light and durable.
The CRAFTED FOR LEXUS line is available at INTERSECT BY LEXUS.