Thursday, May 17, 2012

Los Angeles Leathercraft & Thread and Crescent


Yesterday I met with the delightful Mitzi Guidry of Los Angeles Leathercraft at LAL's Bell Gardens studio. I fell in love with the all of the beautiful old machines in still in use (all made in the U.S.A. !) and of course the many pieces of gorgeously colored and textured leather. Mitzi and her team do things the old fashioned way...crafting products by hand, one at a time: 
"Los Angeles Leathercraft is an LA based manufacturer of private label leather accessories. Our craftsmen, with over 30 years of experience hand crafting leather accessories, make all our products here in our Bell Gardens work shop. LAL offers a complete product development service from raw material sourcing & sampling to production & quality management.
We are advocates for our local apparel & accessories manufacturing industries as well as all related services. In addition, we are proud of our efforts in sourcing raw materials within North America.. USA & local when possible." 

Good stuff.

In addition to being a partner of LAL, Guidry recently opened her beautiful new webstore with brother Donovan Guidry: Thread and Crescent. I scored a pair of the Greek Sandals, and have my eye on some other items as well!

I'm am thrilled to tell you that I'll be collaborating with Mitzi on a project for LAL! More to come!!


shayna said...

beautiful photos...sounds like a killer company. Can't wait to see what you create with them!

joanna said...

love these pretty photos! so excited for mitzi, and so excited to see your project! xo

Anonymous said...

ooo, would have loved to go on that tour with you! Also, cute sandals.

julia said...

Wow, this place sounds so cool! I would love to be able to visit!