At this point, it’s probably no secret that The Poetry of Living strives to support companies that produce quality, handcrafted goods. There is a certain artistry and care that goes into the items made in this manner…and made in America. We also believe so wholeheartedly that you should support small business whenever possible.
Over this past weekend we were excited to check out the Pop Up Flea Market. It was located on the roof of the parking structure at The Grove with tented shopping areas featuring a plethora of independently owned companies and products from all across the USA. We were excited to explore some of our favorite companies from out of state as well as California, all contained within this one convenient area.
New York based 3Sixteen, Nashville’s Imogene + Willie, Ventura, CA-based Iron & Resin (one of our favorite So Cal stores!) and San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch just to name a few. But one of the main reasons we ventured to this Pop Up was to have a look at one of our favorite leather good companies: the Arizona-based Bison Made.
Bison Made goods are handcrafted in the USA and the company is owned and operated by one family. Founder Sebastian Sandersius and his 3 brothers (Gabriel, Adrian and Julian) all work together to create quality goods ranging from smartphone sleeves, a straight razor with leather strops, wallets, card cases, bracelets and belts. One of their finest items is the Bison + Max Sprecher Signature Straight Razor that is sure to be an heirloom passed down from one generation to the next. They also offer the Paddle Strop Razor Case which comes in a beautiful hardwood case draped in calfskin. In speaking with Gabriel you can quickly appreciate the enthusiasm the brothers share for their company. Gabriel is quick to point out that Bison was Sebastian’s brain-child but each brother serves a role in this company and in the development of its products. There is a guarantee of quality and Old-World-Style craftsmanship that emanates from the full Bison Made line of goods.
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Photos by: Devin Sarno