Vintage &
military soul.

 

About Wotancraft

 

In Chinese, 沃坦 sounds identical to the deity WOTAN, the god of war and wisdom in western mythology, origin of the term Wednesday (WOTAN’s day). This translation reflects WOTANCRAFTs dedication towards wartime relics and military theme.

WOTANCRAFT leather workshop was founded in 2009 Taipei City, a creative space to serve the founding artisan’s passion for vintage military themes. The debut lineup of handmade camera bags are inspired by WWII era Swiss army equipments, which set the tone for all future WOTANCRAFT bags:

 
Sturdy full-grain cowhide leather, tear-resistant CORDURA ® waxed canvas, reliable craftsmanship, and "vintage military" aesthetics.
 

 

About Wotancraft

 

Me, and my bros

 

 
“I love the time-eroded colors and textures in vintage culture, so I apply them to the disarrayed, unconformed shapes I have in my head.

I want to create something beautiful. My bros at WOTANCRAFT gave me the chance to fulfill the utmost extent of my creativity. I’m really lucky to have their support.”
 

ALBERT  |  designer (center)

 
“I enjoy making friends, so when we built our first showroom, I want to avoid any cold, high-and-mighty vibe. I drink and smoke with my customers, even go surfing together, and most of WOTANCRAFT’s collaboration with prestigious brands came from such friendship.

To me, WOTANCRAFT is a lifestyle, my very own lifestyle.”
 

ALEX  |  showroom manager (right)

 
“What I like about my days in WOTANCRAFT is the bond between me and my bros, I can take on any challenge with them by my side.

I’ve worked with Albert and Alex for over 10 years now, it feels awesome to have such long lasting partnership.”
 

STEPHEN  |  operations (left)

 

Brand timeline:

 

2009
 

WOTANCRAFT workshop was founded in Taipei City.
 

2010
 

The first lineup of vintage-military themed camera bags were released, selling via official website.
 

2014
 

RYKER bag was praised by review website SteveHuffPhoto.com as Steve’s NO.1 favourite camera bag.

Collaborated with Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith of LVMH, creating Flieger-style bund leather strap design for their special edition timepiece: PILOT Type 20 GMT “1903”.
 

2015
 

Collaborated with Scottish whiskey brand Highland Park, creating full leather / silver “Valhalla” whiskey set collection.
 

2016
 

Collaborated with Leica camera, creating full leather pouches for the official release of “Leica Sofort”.

Grand opening of the WOTANCRAFT Taipei showroom, an interior space conceptualized by Albert Yuan, which won the 2016 RedDot Award for Communication Design.
 

2017
 

WOTANCRAFT camera bags were displayed in 8 Leica Stores worldwide, including Paris, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Taipei showrrom won the 2017 Taiwan Interior Design award & 2017 Japan Good Design award.
 

2018
 

Sony Singapore chose WOTANCRAFT camera bags for their VVIP Prestige Reward program.

WOTANCRAFT camera bags displayed in Leica Store Seoul, the largest Leica Store in Asia Pacific region.

 

New bags

 

New watch straps

 

New accessories