JustinStarrStudio

Handmade Leather Bags & Wallets

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2019

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JustinStarrStudio

Handmade Leather Bags & Wallets

Toronto, Canada | 70 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy Store! All the products in my store are designed and made by me in my studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I select the best materials available and use traditional techniques to assemble my products.

All my products include free shipping to most countries.

Follow me on Instagram & YouTube @justinstarrstudio to see what I'm up to on a regular basis and discount codes.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2020

Welcome to my Etsy Store! All the products in my store are designed and made by me in my studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I select the best materials available and use traditional techniques to assemble my products.

All my products include free shipping to most countries.

Follow me on Instagram & YouTube @justinstarrstudio to see what I'm up to on a regular basis and discount codes.

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About JustinStarrStudio

Sales 70
On Etsy since 2019

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For me, this journey has always been about learning new skills. It all started by learning how to build furniture without the use of power tools, using traditional tools and techniques. I gradually found my way into leatherwork and started developing the skills to produce a variety of leather goods from handbags to wallets. I honed my skills through practice, not formal education. I learned by doing, trying, and more often than not figuring out 100 ways how NOT to do that thing. Some call this an autodidact, a self-learner.

Before 2016, I had spent nearly a decade in the automotive insurance industry, writing Terms & Conditions for extended car warranties. It was during my time in the auto industry that I recognized I needed my life to revolve around creating something tangible. The opportunity presented itself to help open The Unplugged Woodshop, Canada's first-hand tool only woodworking school. We focused on teaching people to build fine-furniture without the use of power tools, learn to slow down in this fast-paced society and enjoy the process. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and something I knew I could not miss. Seeing student after student leave with a level of accomplishment was incredible. It made me realize that in just three short years, I had come to a point where I could teach people this fantastic craft. But something was missing, the very thing that I was teaching people to do I wasn't doing much of, creating.

I am now an independent designer and artisan, producing a range of handbags and wallets from leather and canvas. My handbag patterns are original and based on a simple classic design with attention toward solid construction. I prefer natural materials like 100% cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned leathers. My wallets are made from a combination of American and Italian leathers. I hope my products bring as much joy to the people that purchase them as they did for me creating them.

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  • Justin

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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