Anita arrived on Canada’s West Coast in the fall of 1994, after sailing from Germany in 1993. In the spring of 1995 she brought out her first collection of fine leather bags.
Over the following years Indian Summer Leather design has built a solid reputation for strikingly unusual but functional design and excellent quality. Anita studied fashion design at the well known Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung in Pforzheim, Germany. Later she apprenticed with a designer in Berlin for high-end leather apparel. While all the other “famous” designers seem to be trampling one another on well worn and crowded paths, Indian Summer Leather Design has developed our own look, combining a European sense of design with West Coast sensibility and a very German penchant for solid quality.
Currently we design and handcraft our quality leather bags and accessories in our studio on beautiful Gabriola Island. We are committed to offering the highest possible standards in design and craftmanship and guarantee all our work.
Anita Jackel Deggan