May 14, 2019

This year at London Craft Week Riina O was introducing the skills of making a simple archery-inspired fashion glove at our new London masterclass location - Carréducker Shool of Making. Very pleased to have joint such a skillful house on the long term basis, this was an opportunity for our first two classes.

The 4-hour workshops were both a great success, serving as a nice introduction to hand stitching soft gloving leather and creating a bold 2-finger glove.

For those who missed this occasion but would still love to dab their finger in the craft of glove making, there is another introductory archery-inspired glove making workshop at Carréducker coming up on the 22nd June 2019, with longer intensive courses to follow later in the year.

For more classes have a look at our workshops page!
 

November 27, 2018

Riina O is thrilled to announce our next appearance at the largest Robotics Festival on the Planet - Robotex International 2018, held in Tallinn, Estonia, 30th November - 2nd December.

There will be over 75 speakers from 20 countries taking the stage in Tallinn through 30th Nov - 1st Dec 2018 at Robotex International Conference whilst the Robotex EXPO will display the cutting edge robotics innovations. Being part of it with Riina O x Helen Leigh leather covered unicorn robot with the microchipped control glove is beyond thrilling for us!

The topics discussed at the Conference vary from Data Science and Autonomous Vehicles to Cyber Security and Space Tech. There will be discussions on how the world is about to change in the next 2-5 years time, and what will come after that. Attendees have also the chance to join in panel discussions on various topics and learn how to build their first robot in the workshops.

It’s not far until the robots, cyborgs, avatars and other mechanic...

November 13, 2018

The first week of November Riina O travelled to a novel destination - all the way to China, to showcase at China Craft Week in Hangzhou, held at the Creative Design Centre.   

From the 1st to the 5th of November Riina O was exhibiting and selling a selection of gloves and small accessories, featuring our newest collection "Luciferase" with the high-tech retroreflective leather detailing on luxurious leather gloves. 

The exhibition brought together a number of top designers and makers from the UK, Ireland, Italy and Thailand, as well as China to display the diversity of handcraftsmanship and emphasis the personalisation of design.

On Saturday the 3rd of November the archery-inspired fashion glove making masterclass took place, introducing the workshop participants the basics of hand-stitching leather gloves and offering a new exciting experience.

It was a wonderful journey with many amazing people!  We are very thankful for this experience.

May 15, 2018

Riina O was delighted to be taking part of London Craft Week again this year, during the second week of May. This time we were invited to showcase at Bentleys Antiques in collaboration with Ascari bicycles from New York.

On the 11th and 12th May, Riina O was exhibiting a selection of gloves, doing the craft presentation and teaching two introductory archery-inspired glove masterclasses.

Bentleys Antiques is such a lovely treasure trove, selling the antiquities from around the world, collected by the owner Tim on his scavenger hunts. The exciting objects range from leather suitcases and other travel accessories to a refurbished seat from a fighter jet, reminding rather of a torture chair by its looks.

Especially for this event was created the first Riina O pair of luxurious made to measure unisex design of elegant leather cycling gloves, to accompany the gorgeous Ascari bicycles. The gloves are beautifully laser-cut for ventilation, inspired by the bicycl...

May 4, 2018

Riina O is delighted to be taking part of London Craft Week again this year.  

This time we are showing at Bentleys Antiques in collaboration with Ascari bicycles from New York.

Riina O will be teaching the archery-inspired glove making workshop on the 11th and 12th May (a few tickets for Friday 11th May and Saturday 12th May events still available!) , exhibiting a selection of our gloves and doing the craft presentation.

We are very excited to announce that we will be revealing our first pair of luxurious hand-crafted leather cycling gloves, to accompany the gorgeous Ascari bicycles.

Helio Acari is the master bespoke bicycle maker from Brooklyn, New York, whom we had a chance to visit during our last trip to the USA. His stunning hand-crafted bicycles, partly covered with leather and some jewellery detailing, are the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship.

Our host Bentleys is a true destination antiques shop, holding the treasures throughout the ages from around the world. Sp...

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