Laetis is a contemporary designer brand with high quality and bold aesthetic taste. Inspired by architecture and geometry, it offers handmade accessories created by using sculptural capacities of leather. Laetis brings together craftsmanship and new age elegance with innovative design.
Laetis aims to create an object of art, for exposition, feel and wear. The designs show their uniqueness through surface work, a leather so smooth, attractive to the sight, touch and smell. The signature of the designs is pillow-like strips with high-end finishing.
Laetis offers artisanal savoir-faire with the new technology of leather design and modern sensibility. It partners with local artisans who put a lot of care and passion into each item.
It is all about the design that an individual would like to carry as a concrete part of his or her spirit in harmony.
Behind the Name
Laetis means “joy” in Latin, from which the name of our designer Letisya derives. With her sculptural, artwork-like designs, Letisya aspires to give joy to each customer. She also seeks to form experimental, distinctive pieces and to ingrain her designs with the best quality craftsmanship.
Letisya is a qualified product designer who graduated from a respected university in Istanbul, Turkey as the top of her class. She derives her passion for leather from her father, a leatherman who always encouraged her to follow her dreams and become a designer. His store inspired her all throughout her childhood, with the prominent leather smell captivating her from day one. As a child, she loved working with him on weekends, when she would discover the potential of the material. As a design student she would then start to force the limits of the leather in her projects. One of her leather works was exhibited at Design Week Istanbul 2018 and featured in the Maison Française, Marie Claire and Home Art magazines.
After graduating, she started to work as a freelance designer, creating accessories for local brands. Meanwhile, she designed her very first collection, which encouraged her to take her career one step forward. This is the point at which her road crossed with her sister Alin’s, a marketing professional with a background in fashion business. Through the combination of two different disciplines and personalities, Laetis is founded in 2020 with lots of love and passion by a multicultural, loving family.