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. A vegetarian, Tanner studied fashion at Pratt's School of Art & Design and ironically found herself often creating leather wristbands.
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. All pieces, made with premium Italian hides, are available in subdued natural leather colors, as well as bright motifs that are cut so that no two pouches have exactly the same pattern.
Beyond excited to welcome TRACEY TANNERto the ELLA+RUBI lineup! A sparkly, shiny match made in leather fashion heaven! xxoo ELLA+RUBI