The Process: A Tour of the Tanner Goods Workshop

Recently, Andrew Chen of 3Sixteen and Self Edge fame paid a visit to the Tanner Goods shop, a design and craftsman team who produce heritage leather goods.

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His photos of their workshop are fascinating, and it’s quite engaging to see how a small team turn full leather hides into handmade belts, wallets, boots, dog collars/leashes, and other leather goods.  

Andrew says, “In this new workshop, the team has every tool necessary to make anything in their product range. This setup didn’t come together overnight; over the years, they’ve been able to acquire both equipment and knowledge from older leather artisans who helped guide them along. I could tell how grateful they were to have everything in one place – it certainly helps with efficiency.”

See more of Andrew’s tour at AJChen: A Day with Tanner Goods, and be sure to visit Tanner Goods’ own site, which has plenty of amazing photos of folks making stuff as well. While you’re there, pick something up.

For more behind-the-scenes looks at workshops and the creative process, check out all of ManMade’s The Process series.