A coaster made from recycled banners and fabrics that we've sourced from some of our favorite local businesses and leather taken from parts of the hide that are less desirable to most leather craftspeople. We wanted to take materials that most people would overlook and use them to raise money for Direct Relief and help keep ourselves in Business.
We reached out to a few local businesses whom we know and love asking for any used materials that they didn't have future plans for. Arbor, Esker and SM Patagonia were more than happy to support this project and offered up everything from company banners to clothes and wetsuits. We've still got plenty of materials to work with in the future, but for now we've done our best to incorporate their fabric into our new coaster design. We also made a point to use the parts of hide that are often discarded by fancier leather companies due to their small imperfections or irregularities. We think that these marks give the leather character, and our work a degree of wabi-sabi.
As with everything else purchased on our store page, we will be donating a portion of sales to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a non profit that primarily works to distribute medical goods and emergency supplies to any peoples in need around the world. Regardless of how much we raise for them we know that the money will be put to good use.