November 11, 2013
If you’re a fan of beautifully designed leather goods… well, you’d better sit down. Today we are discovering ETWAS, another talented artisan who will be selling their work at Renegade Brooklyn on Nov. 23rd and 24th.
ETWAS was founded by Will Lisak in 2009, and has been dedicated to creating expertly crafted leather bags, belts, and accessories ever since. Lisak’s vision for his company is to create each product within a beautiful, energy independent system. Every part of the production process is meaningful, from the workbenches to their steel tools and copper rivets. Each aspect of the manufacturing process is purposeful and chosen for its durability or low impact on the earth’s limited resources.
In short, Lisak says, “We design everything to be repairable- because things that get ruined are no good.”
Quality materials and quality workmanship are the cornerstones of ETWAS’ business practices. All their work is created with the best domestic vegetable tanned leather and assembled using time-honored methods. Besides their impeccable craftsmanship, another thing that sets ETWAS apart is their incredible commitment to their customers: they offer free repairs on their bags for life. Here’s what Will Lisak has to say about the craftsmanship of ETWAS bags:
“We use two-needle saddle stitching in a recessed groove for our seams, which is nearly indestructible. Our products are made to stand the test of time and it’s important to me that we stand behind that with a warranty like the ones companies used to offer.”