You may appreciate our leathercrafting approach here at Walnut Studiolo, but how can you tell if leather is good quality when you’re looking at it in a store or from a photograph online?
Can you tell what kind of leather it is, or if it’s recoverable when you’ve found a hidden gem at a thrift store?
In this post, we’ll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions about leather goods.Continue reading
This post puts everything we’ve discussed about leather on this blog all together into one tidy infographic: this is the leather we use at Walnut Studiolo. We think it’s the best, and we’re proud of it.Continue reading
We experience plastic trash on our local beach every week. Now inspired by recent news reports and nature documentaries, we’re taking a stand. Walnut is committing here and now to eliminating single-use plastics in our product packaging – no more new single-use plastic purchases going forward – and we’re reducing plastics everywhere else in our business, too. Here are our reasons why and how – plus a little on how you can help, too. Continue reading
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we are re-sharing this article we originally published last year.
Here at Walnut Studiolo, we make sure every scrap of material is put to good use. Nothing is wasted. Though we typically find creative ways to incorporate scrap leather into our own projects (like our Headphone Organizer and Leather Washers), we were so inspired when we found a different use for our remaining workshop material: the organization Help Heal Veterans. Continue reading
More than once, we’ve been surprised to find how little information there is about leather – as broadly diverse a natural material as fabric or wood. We can’t wait to tell you more about it. What would you like to know?
We’re writing a free educational series. Help us write about what’s most interesting to you, by filling out this brief, one-question Google poll: Continue reading
In the past 10 years or so, maker-made items have become more readily available thanks in large part to sales sites like Etsy, and we think that’s pretty exciting. Makers have been making for as long as humans have been around. Not only because “makers gonna make” but also because people need a variety of items for everyday use and pleasure. Continue reading
We use the same, high quality, vegetable-tanned leather that has always traditionally been used for equestrian sport, so it’s a natural outdoor material (saddles, reins, bridles, etc). Our American vegetable-tanned leather is infused with waxes in the tannery to stand up to horse sweat, mud, and rain – in other words, just like riding a bicycle!