Laser-cut leather goods from Vancouver combine precise details with a vintage feel
On a recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia we were pleased to discover Alex Fairbairn's line of finely made leather goods, Wülf Work at the new shop Much & Little. The Swedish hardware on buckles and fasteners complemented the fine leatherwork, all of which is crafted under the company's philosophy of sustainablity and innovation.
The young brand foregoes traditional machine-stamping methods and opts instead to laser-cut their leathers, which lends each product a clean, precise edge. Each item is hand-sewn and burnished to enhance the personalized aesthetic, during a process that's closely monitored to keep production local and minimize material use. The brand fit well with the simple and solidly designed wares at the similarly focused boutique, which also carries Matteo bedding, Small Trades striped cotton shirts and whale knives by Japanese government-certified sickle-maker Tetsu Yamashita.