About Delphi Lineage
An Insight into Family
Ideas, Innovation and Execution
We all have ideas but translating those ideas into something tangible (a product or a service) is what separates doers from thinkers. Facebook was not the first social network, iPhone was not the first smartphone and Google was not the first search engine. What differentiates these companies from others is their level of execution, how they took the existing product/service, improved them and successfully built enterprises around them.
Delphi Leather is an outcome of one woman's love for leather products and the passion to handcraft magic with leather. After pursuing leather crafting as a hobby, and selling her products at local weekend Crafts Fair across India, for several years, our patron Asna Faruqui, found the motivation to establish a global brand as she walked down the Magnificent Mile, Chicago in the summer of 2015. Browsing through the stores, she knew the potential that was locked-up in her brand Delphi Leather, and she decided to set up a global enterprise offering fine handcrafted leather products to buyers across continents.
Steve Jobs, (Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple) once said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do” and we do relate to the maxim and apply the same fundamentals as we acknowledge, love and appreciate what we create and do at Delphi Leather.
Quality isn’t Expensive, it’s Priceless
People are not buying products or services but an experience so we at Delphi share the passion for quality products and ethical values which is a very natural fit for the customers. We do have complex machinery and automated quality tests but holding the product in our bare hands and having a close look at every stitch and detail is our way of product inspection.
In the end unless we are satisfied with the product feel and look, we do not dispatch the same to our valued customers as we believe that quality is never an accident but the result of intelligent efforts.
It’s not about the Individual but the Team
Companies are the result of the work of founders and employees. Putting together a great group of talented people is obviously not enough to succeed, but it is a step in the right direction. Founders are responsible for building companies that are attractive to employees and customers by creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. Founders and employees work together with the objective of creating something valuable, durable and priceless – and customers tend to benefit from these factors.
The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. Also user experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and under invested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it so we at Delphi Leather do invest a lot of our time on research and keep a tab on the prevailing market trends and the ever-lasting demands for high end leather products.
Delphi remains a family run business with the mission that the world is our community and we dare to design the future of leather products and expand the product line across the globe as we have been dealing in leather goods for decades in the Indian city of Kanpur, also referred as the 'Leather Capital' of the world.
My experiment with leather began when I was 15, in a little workshop behind the house crafting as a hobby. Soon these little creations gained popularity as gifts among family and friends. I can’t recall when this hobby made its transition to the professional domain of Leather products.
What makes Delphi leather products unique is the passion that goes into crafting every single one of them by hand. The first step for me is not the design; instead it is selecting high quality hides as many users don't realize that the real worth of leather comes from the various processes it has been through for different purposes to add to product appeal and longevity.
Items that exhibit the quality of craftsmanship are timeless and genuine leather products are meant to last for generations and so is our relationships with our customers. We are always willing to put in extra efforts in delighting our customers so if you have an idea, just share with us and we will take care of the rest from to leather finish to layout to designing to detailing to embossing for a personal feel of the product created at Delphi Leather.
About Delphi Leather
It’s all about removing the barriers to enjoying the great indoor and outdoor experiences so from creating our very first customized Leather Bag for an exploration trip to our latest product innovations and advancement in the leather industry like the choice of leather hide to the quality of stitch to the detailing inside and outside to the texture of products, we choose only the very best.
We look upon our work as an Art and what is dispatched to the customer is Delphi’s masterpiece. We make our products with four core values in mind:
We believe that doing what you love should feel good, both mentally and physically. Climbing Everest is taxing enough without blisters the size of pancakes on your feet. We make our products to fit as comfortable as possible.
Delphi products are made to look right, feel right and perform right. Our beauty is not only skin-deep. We go to great lengths to ensure that form, feel and functionality all come together seamlessly.
Delphi stands for elegance, rugged, vintage and high-performance leather products that are durable enough. We build our gear to hold up in extreme conditions for a prolonged tenure. With the most sophisticated machinery installed in our workshop, the products are still hand-crafted as they pass through our bare hands at every stage.
Delphi products line is unlimited as we cater to the requirements and needs of every generation. An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started so we here at Delphi do try endlessly to have that impact and connect with our customers.
We dare to design the future of leather and our product line extends from:
- Wallets & Purse
- Organizers & Folders
- Culinary Accessories
Warm Wishes & Kind regards
The Delphi Family