BURKELY was founded in 1988 by a family-owned business that now has 75 years of experience in the leather goods industry. The passion and expertise have been passed down from generation to generation, resulting in a rich history and extensive knowledge about the products.
In 1944, the parent company Horsten Lederwaren was established by Mr. A Horsten in Waalwijk, the leather capital of the Netherlands. Years later, when one of his sons, Cees Horsten, turned sixteen and decided not to continue his education, his father insisted that he join the company. This turned out to be a wise decision, as Cees successfully led the company for over 50 years.
He has since passed on his knowledge to his son, Preben Horsten, who is now at the helm of Horsten Lederwaren with a clear vision to further grow BURKELY.
For many years, BURKELY was one of the few leather goods companies with a production line in the Netherlands. However, in 1993, Cees Horsten traveled the world to find the best craftsmen. With a rich history in the leather industry, India met all the requirements. It is a truly Dutch family-owned business with a rich history that has grown into a renowned leather goods brand over the years.
Currently, BURKELY distributes over 500,000 items per year to various countries, but the ambitious team has no plans to stop there. They strive to make even more people around the world happy with a BURKELY bag in the future.
Love for leather
For years, we have been working with our trusted manufacturers in India, and through these long-standing partnerships, we can guarantee the quality. The leather used in our Parisian Paige, Modest Meghan, Beloved Bailey, and Fundamentals Vintage collections is tanned using vegetable extracts and finished with natural oils.
With passion and craftsmanship, we create your own BURKELY bag using this high-quality leather!