Nathan Alexander - Founder + CEO
BODA since 1984
A product designer and businessman hailing from Manchester Metropolitan Art school, Nathan believes in living life to the fullest. Upon graduating, Nathan promptly moved to Turkey, where he was invited out to a local family-run leather factory. There, he met the small but mighty team of artisans that would become BODA’s makers. Using traditional tanning methods, they produced the most incredible, butter-soft Nappa leather he had ever felt. Everything clicked for Nathan, an honest man who values high quality without chopping your arm off to pay for it, and within a few months he was carting his first batch of 16 leather jackets back to the UK.
Cut to 2012: BODA SKINS was officially born.
Nathan knew his little ripper of a company, already selling in over 80 countries, was going places. So, he began to add like-minded team members, and the BODA family blossomed to what it is today.
What’s Nathan’s philosophy, you ask? We’re all blessed with 75 years; it’s up to us what we do with them.