Erin Templeton

Written by Maggie Stoll


Posted on March 11 2021

Erin Templeton began making leather accessories in 1999. By 2007, her studio graduated from renting the boiler room of a local tailor shop to the actual tailor shop, where she opened her studio/storefront to the public in Vancouver's historic Chinatown.
A vintage buyer by trade, Erin always found the masses of unloved leather inspiring, as each piece is a reminder of who it once was. All designs are lovingly handmade in-house in recycled leather, imported cowhides, or a selection of exclusive and locally tanned elks and bison. Truly the biggest part of the story is recognizing and uniting the elements.
Erin's fascination with the past informs designs that aim to defy trends. She uses minimal hardware and simple, strong construction, which allow people to adjust, change, and make pieces their own. It is her hope that each piece is able to be a life long friend, and to mix freely with new and vintage pieces.
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