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Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
No strangers to hitting the trail, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bag and leather goods makers Mercy Supply knows no morning is complete without a proper cup of Joe, even when out of the workshop. Linking up with local coffee-roasting experts MadCap...
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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
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Rutherfords of England Leather Bags
While Rutherfords of England has only been around a few years, the company is built on decades of experience. Fortunate enough to inherit the tools and talent when saddlery firm Shuttleworths of Chester shut down operations in 2010, Rutherfords...
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Makers Mondays: Jason Schott of Schott NYC
The word iconic gets thrown around a lot. From art to music to fashion, few true icons and iconic pieces actually exist. Holding its own among Warhol's soup cans and Michael Jackson is the Perfecto leather jacket from Schott NYC. Whether the...
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Interview: Etienne Aigner's Creative Director Daniela Bardazzi
In 1959, Etienne Aigner opened his first showroom in NYC. From Munich, Germany to Paris' fashion elite, he had already established a name as one of the finest in accessory design—a hobby he initially embarked upon while making a living as a bookbinder...
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Georgie Cummings Kangaroo Leather Goods
Melbourne, Australia-based Georgie Cummings makes leather goods—from tote bags to tiny coin purses—that are entirely handcrafted from kangaroo hide. While all the products are made from carefully selected, sustainably sourced kangaroo leather, there...
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Edgy Leather Travel Bags from The Transience
For the most part, leather travel bags are pretty predictable; sticking to the tried-and-true formula of vegetable-tanned shades of brown in vintage-inspired shapes. If you're looking for something less ho-hum and more in tune with a modern aesthetic...
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Luxe Leather Goods from M&U Co.
Taking a break from his day-to-day design and production work with General Manufacturing, Hunter Craighill recently signed on with Brooklyn's Maxx & Unicorn to breathe new life into the brand best known for their folded leather wallets. The outcome...
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Maximum Henry Guitar Straps
As of today, Brooklyn-based leather house Maximum Henry now offers beautifully crafted, custom guitar straps. Made by hand in the Williamsburg studio of brand founder Max Cohen, each strap is composed of heavy duty leather that Cohen has cut, dyed...
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This is Ground
LA-based This is Ground makes leather goods for all your tech-related headaches and near-catastrophes; as they put it "creative solutions to everyday problems." From leather cord "tacos" (designed to keep cords bunched together, but not tangled...
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Bon Vivant
The Good Life is a concept best left to individual dreamers to interpret. While some may see it as a life spent lamping in the sun or lapping the local ski hill, others feel it's defined as time dedicated to a passion project. The latter rings...
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Interview: Will Adler of WILL Leather Goods
“People like the unexpected,” says Will Adler, founder of WILL Leather Goods, a brand he single-handedly built from the ground up at his residence in Eugene, Oregon. While predominantly known for their selection of accessories for men and women...
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The Roamographer by HoldFast
Camera bags often call to mind cheap nylon, regrettable color choices and logos that look like something from a forgotten Windows '98 software suite. Luckily over the past few years camera accessories have gone the way of craftsmanship, with quality...
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Parabellum and The Fashion Fund
Tucked behind a lush residential street in West Hollywood are the offices of leather goods maker Parabellum. "It has been a busy year," Head Designer Jason Jones tells CH, as he welcomes us with his very old but faithful dog Charlie in tow. He has...
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Oliberté
After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms...
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The Military Duffel by Whipping Post
Building on the success of their previous vintage-inspired leather messenger bag, leather goods producer Whipping Post's latest offering is a rough-and-tumble duffel. Originally from Georgia and now NYC-based, founder Ryan Barr (who started making...
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Danner Factory Tour
Like many heritage brands, the Portland, Oregon-based boot manufacturer Danner Boots has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. Danner was founded in 1932 as a manufacturer of top-of-the-line work and logging boots, but when Japanese footwear retailer...
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Worn & Wound NYC Nato Horween Watch Strap
Just a few months ago NYC-based Worn & Wound introduced their Model 1 Horween watch band, and the crowd went wild. The campaign was so successful, it allowed the young brand to strengthen their relationship with the Chicago-based tannery, resulting...
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Berkeley Supply Company
Just down the street from Pearl Velo is Berkeley Supply Company, a menswear store and one of the design-savvy forces defining the Highlands as one of Denver’s most creative neighborhoods. Berkeley Supply Co. has a refined selection of gear for the...
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Octovo Leather Goods
From custom-made vegetable re-tanned Italian leather, OCTOVO has created a refined line of travel accessories—encompassing wallets, cases and bags. While each item is composed of lasting, quality materials, Octovo also embraces the idea that as you...
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Tanner Goods
Up W Burnside in the heart of old town Portland lies Tanner Goods' flagship storefront. The home grown leather goods maker has grown in recent years to much fanfare from around the world. With everything from leather wallets, belts, bracelets and camera...
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Rib & Hull Heirloom Carryall
The Rib & Hull Heirloom Tote strikes a perfect balance of richly handsome leather with a timeless and functional silhouette, but just when we thought that was the only bag we'd ever want or need, its Warsaw-based designers, Alexandra Wrega and Rafal...
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Interview: Great State Strap Co.
No stranger to carrying a camera in the field, Northwest native Gary Tyler McLeod has spent a good deal of his life in the outdoors. More specifically, he's spent the past decade shooting photographs and producing video content for some of the industry...
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Part-time Picnic by Welcome Companions
by Vivianne Lapointe Fascinated by how unexpected shapes can be transformed into functional accessories, Laurel Consuelo Broughton launched Welcome Companions in 2011. Her debut Mr. Knife, Miss Fork collection was well received by fashion hounds...
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