Designer of new & recycled leather bags and vintage picker by trade, Erin Templeton's studio/storefront in Vancouver, BC houses a full collection of both.
erin templeton began making leather accessories in 1999, while studying shoemaking at Cordwainer's College in London, England. she continued to study leatherwork in Australia, and once home in Vancouver, BC, she began concentrating on handbags.
a vintage buyer by trade, erin always found the masses of unloved leather inspiring, as each piece is a reminder of who it once was. all designs are lovingly handmade in-house in recycled leather, imported cowhides, or a selection of exclusive and locally tanned elks and bison.
erin's fascination with the past informs designs that aim to defy trends. she uses minimal hardware and simple, strong construction, which allow people to adjust, change, and make pieces their own. it is her hope that each piece is able to be a life long friend.
511 carrall street
vancouver, bc V6B 2J8
- Made in Canada
- Recycled Materials