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1974 > Indie•Made Leather Goods > Sav.GA

Savannah, Georgia
181 Sales

Announcement    1974 leather goods will be loved for their indie-spirited ways. They are sturdy and strong. Modern, yet vintage infused. Where stories have seeped in, dwelling in each piece of vegetable-tanned leather before it’s even made into the heirloom it will become. Where quality over quantity reigns. Where the distinctively designed and handcrafted rise above a sea of mass-produced, stamped-out patterns. How textures, scars, and markings from the past become the highlight of each piece made today. Never linear. Never perfect. Never stays the same. Each piece will arrive from my hands to yours, ready to be a trusted companion on your uniquely textured journey.

About the Collections // Designed by artist, Beth Dryden

River Collection '22 >>
A distinctively designed collection that was inspired by the raw, rustic, organically shaped edges found on any tanned leather hide. Sometimes those edges are usually slightly darker in color and could show more texture, depth, and beauty. No two will ever look the same. On each design throughout the collection, two edge pieces are joined by a central piece that mimics the way a river would look from a birds-eye view. A connection is created in this moment, similar to us on our life journey and how people, places, and things weave us into the unique human we become. Never linear. Never perfect. Never stays the same.

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Men•Folk Collection >>
You value minimalism and rugged masculinity. An admirer of local bands, vintage bikes and small batch whiskey. The individualist who relishes in American handmade and distinctively designed goods. Off-the-cuff. Multi-layered. Indie-spirited. You're crafting your legacy and 1974 will be a trusted companion on that journey.

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Last updated on Aug 6, 2022

1974 leather goods will be loved for their indie-spirited ways. They are sturdy and strong. Modern, yet vintage infused. Where stories have seeped in, dwelling in each piece of vegetable-tanned leather before it’s even made into the heirloom it will become. Where quality over quantity reigns. Where the distinctively designed and handcrafted rise above a sea of mass-produced, stamped-out patterns. How textures, scars, and markings from the past become the highlight of each piece made today. Never linear. Never perfect. Never stays the same. Each piece will arrive from my hands to yours, ready to be a trusted companion on your uniquely textured journey.

About the Collections // Designed by artist, Beth Dryden

River Collection '22 >>
A distinctively designed collection that was inspired by the raw, rustic, organically shaped edges found on any tanned leather hide. Sometimes those edges are usually slightly darker in color and could show more texture, depth, and beauty. No two will ever look the same. On each design throughout the collection, two edge pieces are joined by a central piece that mimics the way a river would look from a birds-eye view. A connection is created in this moment, similar to us on our life journey and how people, places, and things weave us into the unique human we become. Never linear. Never perfect. Never stays the same.

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Men•Folk Collection >>
You value minimalism and rugged masculinity. An admirer of local bands, vintage bikes and small batch whiskey. The individualist who relishes in American handmade and distinctively designed goods. Off-the-cuff. Multi-layered. Indie-spirited. You're crafting your legacy and 1974 will be a trusted companion on that journey.

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About 1974Leather

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1974 leather goods will be loved for their indie-spirited ways. They are sturdy and strong. Modern, yet vintage infused. Where stories have seeped in, dwelling in each piece of vegetable-tanned leather before it’s even made into the heirloom it will become. Where quality over quantity reigns. Where the distinctively designed and handcrafted rise above a sea of mass-produced, stamped-out patterns. How textures, scars, and markings from the past become the highlight of each piece made today. Never linear. Never perfect. Never stays the same. Each piece will arrive from my hands to yours, ready to be a trusted companion on your uniquely textured journey.

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a note from the artist
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My studio is currently filled with rays of golden light and the warm scent of leather. Every now and then a salt-infused breeze flows in, reminding me to breathe. Belle, my American bulldog rescue, moves around to find the perfect patch of sunshine to lie in, lifting her nose every now and then to catch a whiff of coastal air. Shuffled tunes are playing… Pancho and Lefty drifting on a Magnolia Wind while Facing West sometimes leaves me with Hysteria… Hey, Mama and Weird Fishes lift my Broken Wings with Tupelo Honey. So much inspiration for my artistic style is influenced by these moments, these songs, that breeze. As many times as I have moved away, Savannah keeps calling me back, allowing me to begin again with more grace and peace than ever before.

While I wholeheartedly believe making accessories was woven into my DNA and meant to be part of my journey, working specifically with leather just kind of found me. I immediately fell in love with the textures, markings, raw edges, and organic shapes. The way you could just make something without having to line it or worrying about fraying edges. You could make it what it was calling to be, effortlessly. I find beauty in all things that are less than perfect. Multi-layered with depth, soul…scars. But what I love the most, is how these pieces of functional art, go from my hands to yours becoming an extension of you and your own unique journey only acquiring more beauty and character over time. There is magic there and I’m grateful you’re taking 1974 along for the ride.

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  • Beth Dryden

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    What I love the most, is how these pieces of functional art, go from my hands to yours becoming an extension of you & your own beautifully textured journey. There is magic there and I’m grateful you’re taking 1974 along for the ride.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
1974 Leather goods are distinctively designed and carefully crafted. Each piece that leaves my hands will become a trusted companion on your uniquely textured journey. So grateful you've stopped by and hope you stay a bit to look around. For further information about processes, customization, etc., please visit www.1974leather.com

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