As someone born and bred in France, I appreciate the good things in life, especially high class, quality products and design that people truly value.
After working in Paris in the mobile phone industry, my wife, my father and I moved to China in 2001, armed with only 5000Eur borrowed from my grandfather, to pursue our dream of combining French aesthetics with Chinese manufacturing know-how.
Arriving in China with virtually nothing—only our determination to succeed—was exhilarating, challenging and exhausting at times. Life often still is.
We experienced a complete change of pace and lifestyle. We began our new life by building GPGIndustries, a world leading company in professional cables for mobile phone service centers.
But while we were happy with our new lives and business, we longed to follow our dream of designing and manufacturing unique smart phone and tablet accessories the world would love.
So, in 2011, we decided to follow our hearts. Knowing we had accumulated enormous manufacturing and sourcing experience and had a great team of designers, we realised that there was no hurdle we couldn’t overcome.
Most of all, we were confident we would bring something different to the market: French j’ai ne sais quois that reflects our cultural roots and our respect for excellent design.
We’ve combined our in-depth knowledge of design and materials technology—leather, carbon and plastics—with our sourcing and manufacturing expertise to create on trend, innovative and exciting new collections.
So here we are. Itskins is our new adventure – and every day is different.
Starting Itskins from scratch has been demanding, extremely hard work and we’ve relied on our reserves of perseverance. Yet we love it. There is not one challenge that scares us. And we’re just as thrilled by our products as we were on day one. We hope you will be too.
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Apple Inc
Christophe Jakobuco / CEO & FOUNDER