Fashion and styling have played a significant role in Leela's life. With a strong foundation from Ecole Holt Couture, a renowned school focusing on Couture fashion, she embarked on her career as a fashion designer. Specializing in leatherwork millinery, Leela curated a line of leather slouch toques, infusing them with fashion, functionality, and comfort, while retaining the essence of the traditional style beanie. An innovator at heart, Leela adds her unique twist to everything she creates.
As a Canadian Leather Work Milliner, Leela aims to elevate functional styles, as exemplified by her debut line of slouch toques. Redefining the conventional toque, she ensures optimal comfort without compromising on making a bold statement. Embodying luxe street style, these toques epitomize the perfect fusion of fashion and functionality.
Leela Jacobs found her inspiration to create her line of leather toques through a journey of exploring various accessories. Drawing from her expertise in sewing and understanding the significance of fit and structure, she recognized the potential to craft something truly special.
Driven by her passion for perfection, Leela meticulously handpicked and tested the finest materials to bring her vision to life. Each toque is a testament to her artistry, designed and handmade with care using the softest genuine leather and lined with luxurious bamboo jersey cotton. The addition of signature grommets serves as the final touch, enhancing the overall aesthetics of these exquisite creations.
Leela's dedication to her craft and her pursuit of crafting fashionable, functional, and comfortable accessories culminated in the birth of her line of leather toques, each an embodiment of her expertise and creative vision.
The Leela Jacobs brand of leather toques is now primarily produced in India, specifically at Leela's cousin's factory. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing leather apparel, her cousin's factory operates with a dedicated team of skilled employees.
The factory directly collaborates with tanneries in Chennai and employs an enzyme process for wash and aging, along with tumbling the leather to achieve a softer texture.
EDGY • UNIQUE • PRACTICAL
Soft luxurious leather. Wind and water resistant, allowing them to be worn in different seasons. They style up any outfit with the signature grommet detail.
Toques are deigned to be shorter in the back to maintain a slouchy profile without extra bunching. Lined with bamboo jersey cotton for comfortability.
Treated with high-quality leather protector to further aid in weather protection. Packaged in our custom canvas tote bags with care instructions included.