Castelijn & Beerens
Clandela proudly represents Dutch leather brand Castelijn & Beerens in Ireland.
The brand is 75 years old and has past through 3 generations of one family.
Mr. Walter Castelijn & Mr. Marinus Beerens, two dedicated craftsmen, formed what was destined to become a long-standing and high quality partnership.History was in the making: Castelijn & Beerens was established. In the post-war period leather was scarce. With inventivity and entrepreneurship left-overs from nearby shoe-factories were turned into luxurious watch-straps. The talent to innovate leads to product innovation. In 1964 the Porto Quick wallet with patented magnetic strip was born. It was the key to success and C&B became market leader in leather wallets in the Netherlands.
The 2nd generation also heavily influenced the path of the brand with René Beerens focused on upgrading the price-quality level. High quality leathers were sourced from Italy, hardware was sourced from Germany and new collections were getting more refined. Jan Smit was exceptionally talented in language and was the driver for International expansion across Europe. The iconic CB-logo which now emphasizes the quality was introduced. Before there was no branding on the wallets.
The current generation, Ms. Babette Gouda-Beerens & Mr. Martijn Beerens, have overseen a transformation from factory into design house. Based on the values and traditions, that were passed on from previous generations, new collections are created. C&B has become market leader in leather business bags. Sustainability throughout all company processes has been implemented. C&B is a member of the Leather Working Group.
Would you like to part of this family's story? Call David for more information: 086 2525137