Establishment of the Manual Manufactory - specialised workshop for handmade leather goods, which was created out of love for one of the oldest natural materials, old crafts and tradition as an eternal guardian of the rich heritage.
Manual first store opening in Novi Sad, Serbia.
The Manual Workshop was awarded the Certificate for Old Crafts. This certificate was an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia for the protection and practice of old crafts from 1995.
The founder and owner of the Manual Workshop, Siniša Žarin, was presented with the "Good Design Award", which was awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vojvodina. In the same year, the "Great Golden Form" award was given by Association of Artists of Applied Arts and Designers of Vojvodina.
The Manual Co. celebrates its first 20 years of existence, through the first major event with rich cultural and artistic content, in the form of concerts of famous local and regional bands, the exhibition called “The Aspects of Contemporary Sculpture in Vojvodina” by Mr. Sava Stepanov and the founding of M.F.A.M. – Manual Forgotten Arts Museum.
The Manual workshop (No. Ser. 300-313-01-00045 / 2012-09) received a Certificate on handmade leather items crafted in the traditional way and with the protection and care of old and artistic crafts. The Ministry of Economy and Regional Development awarded The Manual company this prestigious international certificate.
Siniša Žarin, the founder and owner of The Manual Co. was awarded the Blic award for “The Best Entrepreneur of the Year”, organized by daily newspaper Blic and Societe Generale Bank.
Establishment of the Coffee With Milk sub-brand, inspired by youth energy, bright and subtle colours of sweets and flowers.