Founded in 2008, Stone for Gold has been creating the finest products — exquisitely and wholly handcrafted from leather. Craftsman Xie Hui’s passion for leather manipulation and fashion accessories has led to the enduring high quality and distinctive designs that are uniquely Stone for Gold.
Using carefully researched techniques and tools used to hand make leather, Stone for Gold forges the soft strength of leather into solid goods. The very first key holder was made in 2008 and thereafter – wallets, pouches, bags, belts and others, out of fine leather and exotic skins and materials. Stone for Gold also often creates bespoke and limited edition accessories upon request and has a fast growing clientele that demands for this service. His customers is a diverse mix of as young as 15 years of age to 80 years old, with a good mix of both men and women requesting for custom made wallets, bracelets and even a saddle bag for bicycles. Stone for Gold also collaborates and stocks his items with key fashion and lifestyle labels like Good Hood Store London, Excluniqueeee, Blackmarket, K.I.N, Left Foot, and contemporary menswear brand, WanderWonder. Stone for Gold also collaborate with international labels and provides corporate event service for brands like Robinson, Shinola, Pantene, HSBC Private Banking, Uniqlo, Mini Cooper, Delux Professional, Claude Bernar, Red Wing, Timex, Aldo, Pedro, Tcc, Samsung s7, M Hotel Singapore, The James hotel Chicago, and IT Store Singapore.
What started as a obsessive past time in the bedroom and store room of his home, has led to a fast growing brand that is now based in a work space in a shop house. Armed with more space, Stone for Gold has currently moved into including crafted silver and leather accessories into its collection. Short of what the artisans from Scandicci and Florence have at disposal, the quality of leathers and exotic skins offered by this artisanal brand are unmatched in the local industry. This is because it is able to gain access to such materials around the world for a more comprehensive and uncompromising range.
Drawing its initial influences from Tribal Punk and Steam punk, which is a sub-genre of science that features futuristic inventions originating from the 19th century, Stone for Gold is now evolving into a lifestyle name, inspired by the latest in fashion, architecture and design whilst delving into bolder concepts like Native American Indian influences. The aim is to produce handcrafted accessories that are bears the brazen aesthetics and refined workmanship that are easily distinguishable to the brand. Stone for Gold hopes to continue pushing the highest possible standards in bespoke craftsmanship while seeking out the best skins and materials to finish each piece to perfection.