Erin Templeton adores leather. The Canadian designer began making leather accessories back in 1999, as a shoemaker’s apprentice in London. Templeton’s next stop was Australia, where she continued to study leatherwork. Once back home in Vancouver, she started creating handbags. She has since expanded her focus to other leather accessories such as wallets, make-up bags and key fibs – and even to clothing in natural fabrics like linen.
All items are made by hand in Templeton’s Vancouver studio. The designer uses recycled and vintage leather as well as new, locally tanned elk and bison hides.