Patent of Heart. A brand with real heart!

We have a vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity, beauty and passion. Fashioned by skilled artisans with the highest quality materials, Patent of Heart ventures to transform an idea into a reality.

Patent of Heart as a brand is passionate about pledging to donate a portion of our profits every season to foundations providing education to girls. We believe in the role of corporate social responsibility and by employing female artisans and contributing to providing education to girls around the world; we seek to open and expand hearts, minds and our future as a collective.

We leave you with the promise to continue to do better than the day before because it is all part of the adventure. All who are apart of creating Patent of Heart thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to grow by your side as we endeavor to keep your needs and desires at the forefront of our brand.



Elif Akaydin, an Istanbul native, has entered the fashion world as a belt designer for Calvin Klein and St. John brands.

Elif has explored every layers of the fashion world over the years and her experience has flourished in a multi-faceted nature. Becoming a buyer for a fashion boutique named “Institute” in Soho, New York for several years has expanded her vision to later become the assistant designer for Judy Ross Textiles. Her journey got more interesting when she worked with Delfino Boutiques, a chain in New
York specialized in women handbags, that’s where she started to explore the world Fashion Accessories. Elif’s career in the fashion world have given her an opportunity to take a leading part in custom buying team at Domenico Vacca. Moreover, Elif has enjoyed collaborating with the wardrobe departments of some big Hollywood Productions.


In 2005, Elif has decided to pursue her utmost passion for accessories and handbags under her own brand and created a handbag line under the name “elif NY”. After having gained experience in Fashion Accessories industry, Elif has come to launch her hand-crafted and exquisite Fashion Accessories brand “Patent of Heart” in 2014.


Patent of Heart has evolved over the years into a brand that has recognized the importance of creating a product that is not only stylish and well-made but sustainable. One of our sustainability goals has been to intentionally developed a supply chain that utilizes the upcycling process which makes use of discarded quality leather scraps from tanneries. These leather scraps would otherwise end up in landfills polluting the environment. We are also minimizing our carbon footprint by manufacturing in close proximity to our material suppliers and focusing only on small batch production to avoid overproduction.

Our products are made with the concept of “slow fashion “meaning when you purchase them it’s to have as part of your collection for years to come to be loved and inherited. In order to obtain longevity; we encourage our customers to repair rather than replace. With this in mind; Patent of Heart will repair your product for the first two years of ownership.

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Patent of Heart Classics

The classy yet edgy style of “Patent of Heart Classics “attract women of all ages who are confident in their own style, strive to make a statement and command a distinctive and strong personality. Each handbag design in the collection is an answer for women seeking a style that is functional as well as unique, creative and suitable for corporate and casual wear.

We have been bringing back our timeless, hand-crafted classics every year aligned with current season’s colors and textures.

Life Impassioned

This collection has come to fruition with my burning quest to bring to life an original, artistic collection that has an intrinsic value in itself, projecting quality, beauty, art, elegance and most importantly, artisanship. Therefore, aside from using materials of the highest quality throughout the production, what lies in the heart of this new line is its “chain-stitched hand-embroidery”
technique which is mostly performed by artisan women in Kashmir, India.

For me, this collection is also a prime example of a beautiful collaborative work from my own paintings to its stitch technique and hand-made crystal charms made by my friend and jewelry designer Claudia Desideri. As Patent of Heart, our philosophy is always to keep our positive attitude, vibe, energy and hope alive and be supportive of each other in every way we can, starting from our own immediate surroundings. And connect with our inner peace and happiness and bravely share
and communicate our ideas, emotions, feelings, passion and wisdom with one another. 

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My Little Joys

“My Little Joys” is our Little Leather Goods collection and was inspired by principles of Feng Shui; a Chinese art and science to create good health, flow and abundance.

I was amazed by the personal experience of minimizing the chaos of my outside world has als changed my inner world! It is so powerful that when we declutter our surroundings our energy increases, and we feel more empowered to achieve our goals, with this in mind, we believe our colorful little organizers will open a space in your bags,

in your lives and will give you joy!

Our motto is; when in doubt, declutter!