Since our first leather case for iPhone 5 all the way back in 2013, TORRO have continuously grown and evolved. Our phone and iPad cases have developed significantly over the last decade, but now our premium leather tech and lifestyle accessories are just as important to both us and our customers.
2014 / 2015 – The First TORRO Accessories
With the immediate success of our iPhone 5 and iPad cases, it was important that we began to consider the accompanying accessories that would be most appreciated by our customers. Now a staple of the TORRO catalogue, the Bifold Wallet was the first accessory introduced to our range. This was overwhelmingly the most popular suggestion from our customers who were extremely appreciative of the idea that they could have a wallet matching their phone case.
Over time, the design has been improved with extra features like RFID blocking and additional colours, but the Bifold Wallet was and remains one of our most popular accessories. Our customers also put forward the idea of travel related accessories to us. This is something that resonated with us having all used some form of passport holder that we weren’t fully satisfied with in the past and thus the TORRO Leather Passport Holder was born.
2016 / 2017 – Card Holders & Notebook Covers
While one of the core design principles behind our Bifold Wallet was to offer a slimline card-carry option, we felt that there was a clear way we could take this one step further. A slimline card holder offers the most lightweight solution to carrying cards and cash. Our slim card holders are also produced with premium aniline leather, making them a versatile and stylish solution for your everyday needs. Given their lightweight nature, they were and remain a popular choice to match a leather bumper case.
In 2017 we introduced a premium leather notebook cover, available in both A4 and A5 sizes. As avid note takers both at home and in the office, we were certainly no strangers to having an unorganised mess of notepads and post-its taking over our desks. We designed our notebook covers to help solve this problem, while also offering a more sophisticated look for taking notes etc into meetings. We also incorporated card slots and a document sleeve within the cover so that any important papers, business cards and more can easily be carried with your notebook.
2018 – Expanding the Travel Range & Laptop Bags
Given the continued success of our passport holder since its introduction back in 2015, we felt it was time to begin considering ways in which our range of travel accessories could be extended. Our next iteration of travel accessories was the Leather Travel Wallet - a premium accessory designed not just to carry your passport but everything you need to travel. A convenient storage solution for your passport, currency, credit cards, boarding pass and earphones that helps keep travel as organised and as stress free as possible. Further down the line we also introduced our solo travel wallet which offers similar functionality in a more compact form.
Combining the principles of our travel accessories with the idea of the notebook cover being useful in more formal situations, we made the decision to extend our range of accessories to include bags. Our premium leather laptop messenger bag was the first bag introduced to our range and was universally loved by our customers. Around the same time, we also introduced our crossbody shoulder bag which, to this day, is perfect for people on the go.
2019 – Golf
2019 saw us enter the world of golf with our leather golf scorecard holder. Prior to this, many TORRO customers had requested that we consider producing golf accessories, so this was very much a success story, loved by both the TORRO team and our customers, alike. To follow that, we also introduced our scorecard holder and yardage book cover for those wanted to keep their course guide and track their score in one place, without compromising on style.
This then led to the introduction of our golf accessory set. A first-class set of golf accessories in a premium leather wallet that makes a perfect gift for the golfer in your life.
More recently, we introduced the Pro versions of our scorecard holders and yardage book covers based on feedback from our customers that some courses required larger variations, and these have proved to be just as popular.
2020 – Working from Home & Staying Active
With the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in home working, TORRO staff were forced to work from home. While there are some clear benefits to home working, the drawbacks became quickly apparent. A lack of organisation and the inability to switch off, was a frustration for not just TORRO staff, but most of the country. As a result, our team began discussing the idea of home office accessories (yes, it was over a Zoom call) and when we were able, they became priority number one to begin production.
Early samples of desk and mouse mats were used and very much appreciated by the majority of the TORRO team. Our own appreciation for using these accessories, as well as the more elegant look they gave our desk, made us sure that they would also be loved by TORRO customers. Some of us had smaller workspaces at home than others, so we decided to produce two sizes of desk mat, alongside mouse mats, coasters and pencil cases to allow for a fully matching premium leather workspace.
While also finding ourselves stuck at home, there was also discussions surrounding being more active. As such this saw an increase in the use of Apple Watches (among TORRO staff, at the very least). This, accompanied with several suggestions from customers, lead to the first iteration of the TORRO Leather Sports Band for Apple Watch.
This offered a premium leather strap with a silicone underside for comfort and sweat resistance. We later introduced our Leather Apple Watch Strap which has a soft, calf leather lining and, also, began producing straps for traditional watches, based on popular request.
2021 / 2022 – Growing the Apple Catalogue
In 2021, Apple entered the world of tracking devices with the Apple AirTag. Given that the AirTag can be used to keep track of almost anything including keys, bags, luggage, etc then it seemed like an ideal product to produce matching accessories for. Almost everyone has encountered a time where they have misplaced their keys, so producing a leather AirTag keyring made perfect sense. As did producing an AirTag holder with an adjustable strap so that people could use to attach their AirTag to whatever they see fit with a premium leather product.
Towards the end of 2022, we once again responded to feedback and suggestions from our customer by producing leather cases for Apple AirPods Pro in matching black, dark brown and red leather. Compatible with both the 1st and 2nd generation, these can be enjoyed by both old and new AirPods Pro users alike.
2023 has been a busy year so far here at TORRO, and showing no signs of slowing down as we progress into the busiest period of the year with the iPhone 15 Series on the horizon as well as Black Friday and Christmas.
Samsung Galaxy Z Series
Coin Purse with Card Holder
Based on customer feedback, we expanded our wallet & cardholder range with the addition of our new luxurious leather coin purse with card holder. Featuring a spacious zipped compartment for coins & notes and storage for up to 5 cards.
Tomorrow and beyond...
After a decade of producing premium leather tech and lifestyle accessories, all at TORRO are still considering new ideas and developments to our catalogue. As a small UK business, fuelled by feedback, we welcome all suggestions from our loyal customer base and are excited to continue bringing the premium leather accessories that you love, for the next decade and beyond.