MARNELO CRAFTSMANSHIP

Our atelier is located in Franche-Comté, in a region prized by leading luxury brands due to the ancestral know-how of local craftsmen. Their passion, skills and attention to detail, combined with our innovative approach of customization, help to bring you the most luxurious tech accessories. 

Hand Cutting

We meticulously select and check each and every leather for its natural curve, pattern and texture. This is one of the most crucial parts as the cutting will depend a lot on these factors. Our craftsmen then proceed to hand cut the leathers, in the old traditional and artisanal style. Thus, each hand cut leather piece becomes by definition unique. 

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Hand Skiving

Skiving is the process of reducing the thickness of the leather making it even throughout. We use traditional tools, to manually skive the leather. Depending on each product a different ideal thickness and depth exists. Our craftsmen will ensure that the correct consistency of the material is reached before moving on to the next stage.

Hand Painting

The edges of leather pieces are painted to give a unique look and feel to Marnelo accessories. Our craftsmen apply paint in small doses, as long as necessary, until the desired colour intensity is reached. This level of precision and persistence is the hallmark of our craftmanship. 

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Hand Polishing

Mainly used for our logo and our clients’ initials, precious metal is hand polished by our craftsmen in charge of jewelry. The metal is polished until the perfect shine is obtained, not overdone but smooth and spotless.

CRAFTSMANSHIP Hand Cutting Skiving Painting Polishing

Hand Cutting

We meticulously select and check each and every leather for its natural curve, pattern and texture. This is one of the most crucial parts as the cutting will depend a lot on these factors. Our craftsmen then proceed to hand cut the leathers, in the old traditional and artisanal style. Thus, each hand cut leather piece becomes by definition unique. 

Hand Skiving

Skiving is the process of reducing the thickness of the leather making it even throughout. We use traditional tools, to manually skive the leather. Depending on each product a different ideal thickness and depth exists. Our craftsmen will ensure that the correct consistency of the material is reached before moving on to the next stage.

Hand Painting

The edges of leather pieces are painted to give a unique look and feel to Marnelo accessories. Our craftsmen apply paint in small doses, as long as necessary, until the desired colour intensity is reached. This level of precision and persistence is the hallmark of our craftmanship. 

Hand Polishing

Mainly used for our logo and our clients’ initials, precious metal is hand polished by our craftsmen in charge of jewelry. The metal is polished until the perfect shine is obtained, not overdone but smooth and spotless.

ETHICALLY SOURCED LEATHER  

At Marnelo, we select the skins 100% ethically, in the highest standards of ecological sustainability. This is one of our cornerstone principles and unwavering commitment to the welfare of animals.

Animal wellbeing, including the way they are raised, handled and skinned are of outmost importance to us. Additionally, we only select species that have never been on an endangered or protected list.

Our suppliers are thoroughly vetted, and all the paperwork checked multiple times, before we engage in our fair trade sourcing. We work with tanneries who must adhere to strict rules and processes, including CITES guidelines for those selling exotic leathers.

NO PLASTIC

Our commitment to sustainable practices lead us to manufacture all of our smartphone cases without any plastic.



After years of expertise in the industry and a full year of R&D focused on reducing plastic waste, we are proud to announce that Marnelo created the first ever leather case without any plastic in it. We will strive to continue in this direction and lead the way towards a more sustainable future.

Our smartphone cases are made of fiberglass and resins of natural origins. Ten times stronger than plastic, these materials offer exceptional resistance and perfectly protect your phone and your screen from falls.