Xapron successfully creates handcrafted artisanal leather aprons. They offer several smooth buffalo leather types and colors like Kansas, Florida and Utah.
Fans of outdoor cooking and BBQs, but also chefs, artisans and craftsmen are well catered for with the sturdy Xapron products. Aprons, table cloths, oven gloves, bread baskets and cutlery trays are just some of the products invented, designed and produced in the town of Waalwijk at the heart of the Dutch leather industry. Everything is made of supple Italian leather.
Peter Vrins has been making corporate clothing for the hospitality industry for a very long time. In 2015 he designed a leather cooking apron which quickly became highly popular. The apron could be seen in the television program Grillmasters and soon the demand for leather aprons arose from restaurants all over the Netherlands.
Vrins presented the product at trade shows, on the BBQ scene and the world of promotional products. In the first year the products were particularly bought in the Netherlands. Subsequently various European countries followed, but also New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, Japan and South Korea.
Xapron leatherwear is 100 percent handmade and made in a small factory in the south of the Netherlands. Ever since the end of the 18th century, people from the city of Waalwijk have been leather workers.
The aprons are still being hand made here by experienced professionals. Traditional craftsmanship has been preserved. And that also applies to the beautiful tanneries around Waalwijk.
Xapron is proud of its Dutch heritage and therefore each individual apron is decorated with a tiny subtle orange pennant: Made in Holland!
The supple leather comes from the north of Italy so that the quality is very high. Due to Xapron's special leather treatment, their aprons are surprisingly light and supple.
Peter Vrins: "I think the wearing comfort is very important. I make aprons that fall around you like a second skin. You must be able to wear them all day. Furthermore, they are easy to wipe clean therefore easy to maintain."
The leather aprons are available in many different types of leather. Each type of leather has its own look and feel such as: Kansas, Florida, Utah, Montana, New York and Kaaiman leather.
Vrins designs the aprons himself as well as other products from the Xapron factory such as oven gloves, pot holders and knife roll bags. The design team in Waalwijk is busy setting up a complete leather table line with bread baskets, cutlery trays, menu cards, placemats and table mats.
The Xapron aprons can be tailor-made as a unique handmade promotional gift.
On request Xapron can produce leather aprons with special pouches and pockets. But also small details such as your own logo and / or your name can be printed on leather aprons. Printing possibilities include embossing, foil stamping or laser engraving.
“Each leather apron begins as a blank canvas,” says Vrins, “The aprons are handy for kitchen chefs, grilling on the BBQ or for any other job around the house. Xapron aprons have been sold for years to the professional catering industry. But fortunately, you can now order them as a business gift, to show your appreciation to your clients and employees.”
Xapron is a young business maintaining old traditions to create innovative products. This is also embodied in the name which Vrins gave to his company: because of his love for timeless crafts he added an X (kiss) to the name Apron!