Assorted Tracey Tanner Bags
Brooklyn-based accessories designer Tracey Tanner aims for the highest level of craftsmanship by meticulously handcrafting all of her leather goods in her home studio. In an attempt to cut down on her carbon footprint and contribute to the local art community, Tanner purchases most of her supplies from NYC-based vendors, and donates any leftover scraps. "At times I feel a little conflicted about creating more 'stuff.' I try to make a durable, timeless item that won't be used and thrown away," she explains. "The pieces that are too small for me to use, I give to a friend that uses them in her jewelry, thus creating less waste and helping another designer." Tanner's Fatty Pouches and Carmen Flap Clutches come in a range of printed leathers and are elegant enough to be dressed up or down.