Maker Spotlight: Hatton Henry

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Today is the big day folks! Our Portland Fair kicks off today and we are so thrilled to be back in this glorious city! Some of our favorite people are joining us to share their handmade goods with Oregonians, one being Hatton Henry. Look out for the smiling face behind these bags! hattonhenry + july studio-2

Hatton Henry is a line of leather goods by Vanessa Vaught.  Each bag is hand crafted in their Houston, Texas studio.  Due to the nature of working with natural materials, each colorway is limited and often one of a kind. hattonhenry + july studio-3 hattonhenry + july studio-4

Vanessa recently moved Hatton Henry into a beautiful studio space in order to expand her line and be able to create more beautiful things for her lovely customers!  Hatton Henry has always strived to continually grow their collection, always having new bag and accessory designs and have even dabbled in home goods as a compliment to Vanessa’s boyfriend’s company Eridu Modern (midcentury modern furniture and design).

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 The Hatton Henry shop is the namesake of two true American entrepreneurs, George Hatton Vaught and George Henry Vaught (Vanessa’s Grandpa). Better known to the saddle making world as G.H. Vaught & Son, they produced saddles, harnesses, men’s belts, and more out of their Rockwall, Texas based leather workshop for over 100 years.

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We love how Vanessa has continued her family’s tradition of creating high quality leather goods in Texas, using her own modern and artistic aesthetic.hattonhenry + july studio-9

photos by Vanessa Vaught and Melissa Laree
We love Vanessa’s work and also Vanessa herself! She always brings a beam of sunshine to all of our fairs and we cannot wait to hang out with her (and all of you!) in Portland! You can find Hatton Henry online here:

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