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This week’s Featured Maker Pledge Level is a beautifully crafted Hickory Utility Bifold Wallet from Tanner Goods. This hand-crafted wallet blends traditional style with efficient design, and features four card-slot pockets, two hidden pockets and one lengthwise pocket for bills. This one-time offer also includes a custom engraving done by ADX laser services.
Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Wallet + Book + PMC Stickers ($185 - Only one available!)
"Both Huff and Lautz grew up in the small town of Sisters, Oregon, a vibrant community of craftspeople with an abundance and pride in quality handmade items. The two grew up steeped in the appreciation of everyday objects that carried both aesthetic and workmanship quality. Huff feels that what they do at Tanner Goods is “a way to get back to our roots.”
Lautz’s background was in sales, Huff’s in product design. It was an ideal combination of skills and talents. In 2006, they started producing natural leather belts and bifold wallets in the bedroom space behind their first retail location in NW Portland.
Timing, as they say, is everything. In the mid 2000s there arose a trend toward “heritage leather goods,” driven in part by an influx of money being spent on apparel and accessories by men. Lautz and Huff were able to successfully leverage their products into this movement. Their mission of high quality, locally designed and manufactured leather goods hit just the right note, and their business took off. "
-Excerpt from Portland Made: The Makers of Portland’s Manufacturing Renaissance