The Process


BENE creates luxury accessories that reflect our commitment to quality, handmade craftsmanship and functionality without compromising style. We make use of the finest quality Italian hides, Italian silk and trusted production teams supplying the most respected luxury and heritage Italian brands. All leathers, hardware and production have been carefully selected to result in a product that will last a lifetime.

We are proud to use Italian tanneries that produce the highest quality of leathers. Founder and designer Ellie Schwing spent two years searching for the highest quality leathers, materials, and artisans in Italy. She eventually connected with skilled craftsmen and women in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, which specializes in luxury shoes and handbags.




BENE uses highest quality Italian leathers produced in northern Italy. Each tannery’s process has been passed down from generation to generation making each piece completely unique. Our bags are made from 100% Italian hide. Each BENE is expertly handcrafted and lined with waterproof nylon featuring our female artist collaborations. While most high-end handbag brands choose not to invest in the interior lining, we develop our bags with quality and care from the inside, out.

BENE is committed to creating genuine and long-lasting partnerships with a small and select base of factories that are all family-owned and have been in the industry for generations. Through these relationships, we are grateful to collaborate with some of the best artisans who also happen to work with some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world.