History & Family Heritage

Craftmanship since 1912. The emblem of Riga City, appiers as a accent on custom made leather goods made by Master-craftsman of Riga city Janis Jekabsons. Coat of arms of the City of Riga represents excellence in craftsmanship at the very heart of artisans.

Independent artisanal group on 2013 re-opened grand-grandfather company TATIS RIGA. Company named after  Master-craftsman of Riga city and Grand-Grandfather Janis Jekabsons, with nickname TATIS.



This is story about craftsmanship in generations in one of the oldest city’s in Europe. Riga is a tiny city beside Baltic sea with more than 800 years experience in craftsmanship. All handbags are named after streets in Riga city.

Grand-grandfather sewing machine may have been modernised since 1897, but we use the same process as those from the 19th century, ensuring our tradition of craftsmanship is kept a live.

Riga’s artisans are famous for they skills and attention to details. Skills are past from generations to generations. TATIS Riga is a reflector ancient traditions and craftsmanship. Just as they were more than 100 years ago, bags are made in Riga by single artisan that oversees all parts of making.

Runned by designer and craftsmen of Riga in 4th generation Eteri Gabunija. Passionate for the craftsmanship, lead designer Eteri Gabunija decided to rehabilitate ancient European technique and interpret it for the contemporary era.

The brand is characterized by high quality, sophisticated design and exquisite details. The production is fully manufactured in Riga (Latvia) using the highest quality leather from and the work of skilled craftsmen.