SHAROKINA stands for sustainable handbags and accessories made of European quality leather that combine timeless shapes with sophisticated details.
Lasercuts and -engravings, three-dimensional surface structures as well as experimental dyeing techniques set exciting accents.
The entire collection is designed by the fashion and product designer Sharokina Golpashin in Düsseldorf, Germany, and handmade in small or limited editions.
“Special details and unconventional cut constructions create leather goods that balance on the fine line between design object and body jewelry.” Sharokina Golpashin
Every single product is not only an absolute eyecatcher but also a valuable unique item. Natural leather appeals to several senses through its supple feel and unmistakable scent, like no other material.


100% handmade in Germany. Ecologically or vegetable tanned leather from Germany, Belgium, Italy. Climate neutral shipping, plastic-free packaging.


Exciting finishing techniques. Unique surface textures. Extraordinary details. Unconventional patterns.


Haptically and olfactorily appealing through special surfaces and premium materials. Unique pieces that tell stories.

The leather

The soft haptic, the pleasant smell, and the unmistakable feeling when touched – leather is one of the most sensual-appealing and multi-faceted natural products ever.
But its quality highly depends on where and under what conditions it was tanned.
SHAROKINA uses only vegetable-tanned or ecologically-tanned quality leather from Germany, Belgium and Italy. The corresponding tanneries are particularly eco-friendly and resource-saving and also socially responsible.
Thanks to their state-of-the-art technology, they keep the water and energy consumption, and the waste volumes as low as possible, and recycle wastewater in their wastewater treatment plants. Of course, they also meet the legal requirements of Germany and the EU as well as the REACH regulation, one of the world’s strictest chemicals laws.
Every product label and every product page in the SHAROKINA online store provides information about where and with which process the respective leather was tanned.

The designer

Sharokina Golpashin Portrait |
Behind the SHAROKINA label stands the fashion and product designer Sharokina Golpashin.
The daughter of a German mother and an Assyrian father studied fashion design at the University of Trier, Germany, with a semester abroad at the University of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland. Here, in 2008, she focused on leatherworking for the first time and quickly discovered her passion for this material.
The almost limitless design options paired with the precious and sensual character fascinate and inspire her again and again.
From that point on, leather products became an integral part of her collections, and the idea of ​​her own leather goods label was born.
Sharokina gained valuable experiences at HUGO BOSS AG (menswear design and creative management), Modepioniere Berlin (manufacturing), and QVEST magazine (fashion and design editorial office), as well as during a guest semester in the field of gemstone and jewelry design at the University of Trier, location Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
After graduating in winter 2010, she decided to study for a master’s degree in product design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and specialized in the development of genuine leather accessories.
She founded the label SHAROKINA in 2013 during her studies, which she completed in summer 2015 with the Master of Arts degree. Since then, she puts a lot of passion and attention to detail into every step of the collection development.
SHAROKINA was awarded the Red Dot Award in 2020 and 2021 and received the prestigious Manufactum Staatspreis NRW, one of the most important prizes of its kind in Germany, in April 2021.


Earlier fashion and accessory collections