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RAW by RAW is the latest arm of a family of leather crafting and tailoring established in 1976, the brand represents four generations of industry experience. The Balsim family have utilised this experience and expertise to become industry leaders, with a reputation cultivated from working with Australia’s leading fashion houses and designers.

While the family business have always been seen as innovators in leather garment manufacturing and design they also understand the need to evolve and move with the needs and wants of their clientele and the ever changing fashion word trends. As a result with a refined style RAW by RAW are timeless pieces that can be incorporated into any wardrobe from day to night.

RAW BY RAW has quickly gained a reputation for its forward thinking, attention to detail and outstanding tailoring. Incorporating European Yarn knits, Australian knitted jerseys,  accompanied with its signature premium Italian leather pieces fully hand-crafted in by experienced artisans in Melbourne, Australia as well as woven must haves.

Utilising only the highest quality fabrics, leathers and suedes from home and abroad, and teamed with a highly skilled design team, RAW BY RAW is fashion forward thinking.

RAW BY RAW is always fresh fashion.

Robal Australia Pty Ltd are also industry leaders in creating custom-made one-off leather masterpieces based on the specific designs and requests of our clients.

Our collections are stocked by retailers around Australia and New Zealand, and can also be purchased online.

Our Leather

The Balsim family through its European roots have sustained relationships with leading Italian Tanneries going back generations – in decades or trading and hand-crafting only working with the best that the world has to offer Quality Ethical Production is the main code of conduct that in imbedded into the companies ethos.

 All our leather is tanned in Italy in regions that have been known for the tanning of leather since Roman Times. All our leather suppliers (tanneries) have passed on their knowledge to new generations whilst employing new technology to advance quality, become increasingly environmentally friendly and sustainable.

All tanneries have approved water treatment plants as endorsed by the Italian Government and all skins are approved animal bi-products. All tanneries are quality assured and employ ethical production principles to all components of the leather production process. Due to this we work with Italian Leather Suppliers endorsed by the “Unione Nazionale Industria Conceria” the “National Union of Tanneries of Italy” and all our tanneries have “ISO” accreditation.

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Our Fabrics and Yarns

RAW by Raw strives to source the finest quality natural fibre fabrics from home and abroad. Sourcing only the finest quality fabric in wool, modal, silk and cotton from local Australian textiles houses and our amazing suppliers in Italy that employ the use of fine quality Australian Wool.

Equally as is our company principle all fabrics are sourced from ethical and sustainable suppliers that employ environmentally friendly and sustainable methods in knitting, spinning and milling our fabrics/yarns.

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