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Japanese Leather Skateboard Designs

Hender Scheme Designs a Beautiful Leather Skateboard Deck

— February 21, 2013 — Lifestyle
Hender Scheme is best known as a shoe brand, but is moving into other areas of design with this new leather skateboard deck.

This skateboard deck is definitely a luxury item and not meant for the wear and tear of everyday skateboarders. More a show piece than a trusty road companion, the deck is completely made of vegetable tanned leather. The stitching is also tanned and the ends of the boards are rounded up, which gives it a unique shape.

Hender Scheme is known for hand making shoes, and it is safe to assume this leather skateboard is hand made as well. It comes as part of the Hender Scheme Spring/Summer 2013 Collection full of leather accessories.
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Skateboard - Designing skateboard decks with high-end materials and craftsmanship to cater to luxury-minded consumers.
2. Alternative Materials - Exploring the use of non-traditional materials like leather in skateboard design to offer unique aesthetics and durability.
3. Handcrafted Design - Embracing artisanal construction techniques in skateboard manufacturing to create one-of-a-kind, personalized products.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion brands can incorporate skateboarding culture by producing luxury skateboard decks and accessories, expanding their product offerings.
2. Sports and Recreation - The sports industry can explore the use of alternative materials, like leather, in skateboard decks to enhance performance and appeal to niche markets.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can leverage the trend of handcrafted skateboard decks to create unique, visually striking pieces that blur the line between functionality and art.
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