blackbeard is a young bag label based in Winterthur  founded in 2012 by Carola Frei. After one year of building up the company, the Munich native living in Switzerland is presenting her first collection to an expert audience. The sporty look in combination with artisan quality workmanship stands for a new style in the premium segment. blackbeard bags get in line with all well known designer bag brands.
The designer has dedicated herself to sports and a healthy lifestyle. With a new interpretation of proven shapes she connects this positive sense of life with her passion for fine leather craft. The ideas, design and technical development emerge in the atelier in Winterthur, production of the leather bags takes place in an European manufactory.
Carola showed her first collection at the international leather goods fair in Offenbach ILM  and was honored with a 3rd place in the category „Best Newcomer“ at the ILM Award 2013. The ILM Award is awarded every one and a half years at the ILM. Labels from 20 countries show their collection and buyers from over 40 nations visit the largest leather goods fair in Europe per season. The jury consists of representatives of the leather good industry, fair management, bag makers and trade press.
There are blackbeard bags for women and men. The logo combines these opposites - the beard symbolizes the male, the heart the female side. The blackbeard is a daily, faithful companion you can rely on; visually and functionally convincingly with a dash of elegance and nonchalance. Varied ways to carry, removable shoulder straps, interchangeable cases and a sophisticated interior with surprising features make the blackbeard to an optical and haptic sensory experience. The blackbeard is „sporty, sensual and sophisticated“. An exquisite collector‘s item, that‘s fun.