Having trained under a french master leather artisan, Hong Jiun established Vertolk in Singapore in 2015.
The label was started to rediscover the golden days of well-made leather goods, where hands are employed to work on a single item from start to completion, producing items that are of fine finishing.
All of our products are crafted in-house, here in Singapore, with the aim of letting the material and form be the focus. There is a preference for classic designs and muted aesthetics.
Vertolk means interpret in Afrikaans, as a nod to the truth-to-materials movement and Bauhaus architect Pius Pahl.