Van der Spek in Holland have been producing leather goods for over 85 years and their range of products has expanded over the years to include organisers.
They make quite a wide range of sizes and ring spacing alternatives too, and I think you will agree with me that the prices are quite affordable too. For full details on prices and availability you will need to contact Petra at Van der Spek by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also an excellent buying guide here
Their organisers come in an almost exhaustive selection of leather finishes for the exterior and the interior as well. The exterior leather is available in croc finish, ostrich finishes, pebbled leather etc and a variety of colours too and on some models you can have a mix of colours with different exterior and interior colour customised for each customer.
Here is a small sample of their organisers and the finishes and colours available.
|The components of A5 organisers ready for assembly this week.|
They come in the following ring sizes:
- 15mm Mini - not the same as Filofax Mini although it does have 5 rings
- 16mm Junior - Similar paper size to Filofax Pocket and it uses the same ring spacing
- 20mm Senior - A6 paper size and the same ring spacing as Mulberry Agendas
- 25mm Standard - Filofax Personal size and the same ring spacing as Filofax personal size
- 25mm Manager A5 - This same ring spacing as Filofax A5 size, and they term the ring size as 'compact'
- 35mm Manager A5 - The same ring spacing as Filofax A5 size but with huge rings!
So I've been taking a interest in this brand myself and have tracked down the following reviews which might be worth looking at as well.
- Van der Spek binders - This Bugs Life
- Die nie endende Suche... - Teil II - Seelen Zucker
- Van der Spek Organiser – yay! - This Bugs Life
- Warten kann so grausam sein... - Seelen Zucker
- Van der Spek Custom Organiser with 35mm gold rings - This Bugs Life
- Mein Nikolausgeschenk :) - Seelen Zucker
- Comparison: A5 Gillio Mia Cara and A5 Van Der Spek - This Bugs Life
- Zweite Chance für einen Gillio - Seelen Zucker
- Van der Spek Touch Me binders - This Bugs Life
- Van der Spek Organiser Fans - Facebook Group - Join today