Yesterday we felt like being in heaven: we visited a leather wholesaler named Fauck. We met there Trixi Fauck, who is managing the company, that her grandfather founded about 65 years ago, together with her father. At first we had the chance to rummage in their samples and stock and let’s say were totally overwhelmed by the variety of qualities, colours and finishings. It’s like being in a huge fabric store, but there are all different kinds of leather instead of fabrics. I suppose all the crafters out there know what I mean . And we learned a lot about different leathers: How to distinguish lamb from goat leather. How skate leather is treated. All in all a very interesting and creative visit at Fauck!
See here a few very fantastic examples:
Leather with laser cut outs, combined with textile.
After rummaging in the stock and learning a lot about leather we had a nice talk with Trix herself about our shop, her own bag collection and how we could work together.
(pics from Marsupialia)