We met Zac, the man behind the operation at Nature Nocturne late in 2013, and after looking him up online totally knew we had to have his leather goods in our shop.
Osmond Brothers Mfg. Co. is a culmination of a childhood immersed in old world traditions and a career focused on modern design.
Maker Zac Osmond grew up on the north east coast of Newfoundland, in the outport fishing community of Twillingate Island. Everyday life on this isolated, rugged shore echos traditions of centuries past and a resourcefulness forced upon by a harsh and unforgiving environment.
|Iphone sleeve with pocket, 60$ (available in 4S & 5, at both locations & online)|
He found himself being drawn to the hands-on processes involved in small scale, local production, and to the materials that hold a more direct link to the natural world and past cultures.
|Flapjack wallet (80$, available at both locations & online)|
All goods manufactured by Osmond Brothers are made by Zac in his workshop in Brockville, Ontario.
|Wallet fold (60$, available at both locations & online)|
We often forget that leather is in fact the skin of an animal, an animal that lived a life full of everyday bumps and bruises. The resulting leather shares that story in the form of slight blemishes and imperfections, for the most part adding to the character of the finished piece. It’s then up to the user to add to that unique story, through years of their own everyday bumps and bruises.