The Thai Ocean Product Co., Ltd. is the first stingray leather
factory in the world. It was founded in Bangkok Thailand over many
years of careful research and continuous experiments on stingray
skin. We have developed a strict scientific processing course
leading to a careful craft and special coloring technology. The
result is our elegant stingray leather goods which are firm,
wear-resistant and durable.
Stingray skin, also known as galuchat”, are naturally covered with
round, closely set, calcified papillae called placoid scales, whose
size is chiefly dependent on the age and size of the stingray. This
type of leather was popularized by Jean-Claude Galuchat in 1774, a
master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV of France and quickly
became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy.
With its rough and granular surface, it is often used as a fancy
leather for book bindings, pocket-books and small cases, as well as
its more utilitarian uses in the handles of swords and daggers,
where slipperiness is a disadvantage. Later, the use of stingray
skin has been developed into numerous products.
Fresh stingray skin is processed into high quality products such as
briefcases for men and women, lady’s handbags, knapsacks, wallets,
belts, cosmetic bags etc. All our products are carefully crafted
and are exported to America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Malaysia and China which makes us the biggest exporter of stingray
leather products in Thailand.
We work meticulously with only first quality material so that
anyone who buys our products will be proud of it.
We aim to offer a great variety of high quality products.
Our stingray leather goods are produced under the trademark ROTA.
From beginning to end, we strive to please our customers with not
only the best quality skins, but also the best metal fittings.
For a memorable present, choose a ROTA stingray product.
Apart from all its qualities, Thai people believe that the stingray
brings good luck and happiness.