We at Sandlund/Hossain, founded in 2016 by childhood friends Anders Sandlund and Tulin Hossain, are artisan leather bag makers based in Sweden and Bangladesh. Our mission is to make the most durable, sustainable and truly beautiful leather bags in the world.
Both of us, Anders and Tulin, come from generations of rather uncompromising yet practical people in small villages – Böle and Bagatipara. In 1977 Anders’ parents, Inger and Jan, left Sweden for volonteer work with NGO The Swallows in Bangladesh. One of the assignments to develop the leather sector. The Sandlunds lived in Bagatipara for almost two years, becoming best friends and co-workers with Tulin’s parents, Atiq and Dolly. 40 years later, our parents’ ideas for social development live on with us, where Sandlund/Hossain is the next step.