Project 226 is one of the Portuguese handmade brands I’ve fallen for while living in Lisbon. Selling minimalist goods for men and women, their bags are designed simply so that your eye focuses on the patina and textures of the Portuguese and Italian leather, the careful handmade stitches, and the intelligent construction. The bags are thoughfully designed with pockets for phones and laptops, and some products are available with waterproof fabric.
In their own words, “Project 226 is about our love for all the simple things that make life a wonderful journey: good design, street art, music, t-shirts, traveling, the sea and the sun. The Portuguese concept of “passeio” is very much part of the spirit of Project 226. Through daily walks discovering the old and new parts of the city, inspiration is gathered. Behind every object is a soul.”
In addition to leather goods and t-shirts, Project 226 also carries a gorgeous selection of handmade letterpress notebooks from local Portuguese artisans. I have this Grafolita accordion book and love it. I also think this tablecloth book is super clever!
And, exciting news, today we are giving away one product from Project 226 to one lucky reader! To enter, you have two options:
1. Leave a comment here on the post staying which product you’d like.
2. Follow Project 226 on Instagram and leave a comment on our Instagram post or the blog post saying you followed.
And, if you’d like to get on top of your Christmas shopping now, enjoy 20% off at Project 226 right now, with code FROLIC.
All entries must be in by December 1st. Good luck!
All photos courtesy of Project 226 except #3 which is by Portcorner.