#49 Made in France Vol.5

Trémoulière is a young French brand that has the particularity of manufacturing its products in France, hence its place in my “made in France” series. They use materials mostly sourced from France, but also in Great Britain and Italy.

Inspired by the 60’s and 70’s when fashion was made indistinctly for both men and women, Trémoulière’s accessories would suit anyone. Indeed, in addition to the impeccable craftsmanship, the sleek designs are to be admired.

In short, if you are French like me, be stylish, be patriotic, buy Trémoulière.

If you are not, well, you are welcome to support our ever declining manufacturing industry, and be stylish at the same time.

Trémoulière products can be found in France, Italy, Japan, China and online, at Vestiaire Collective, StudioHomme and la Belle Echope.

Now dear reader(s), please behold.

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#48 Made in the USA Vol.6

Bexar Goods Co. is brand based in San Antonio, TX which manufactures (great) bags and accessories. I already mentionned it here in my third volume about American made products but I felt I should focus even more on their products and their history.

The Bexar Goods Co. team is composed of three members of the same family (a geologist, a designer and a mountaineer) who basically decided to come together to hand craft goods that will probably last longer than you.

They use leather from one of the older tanneries in the USA, Horween leather based in Chicago, which I (unfortunatelly) did not have the time to visit when I was there, and canvas from one of the oldest textile supplier in the USA.

Now, enough with the chitchat.

And as a bonus, a great video about the making of their waxes canvas carry!

#47 Made in the USA Vol.5

Corter Leather is a one man operation based in Boston, Massachussetts whose products I cannot wait to put my hands! It was founded a few years ago by a then college student, Eric Heins, and despite the fact that it’s so small, it gained attention from several influential blogs and websites including Well Spent, Uncrate, Cool Material, Hypebeast, and Selectism.

Here are a few of their products.

Here is a geat video about Corter Leather’s project to raise money for relief effort in Japan (the video is a year old).