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ABOUT

It's time to get a little personal...

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Who is Norfolk Handmade?

Norfolk Handmade is me, Justin Starr. I started this company in 2019 after opening a woodworking school, The Unplugged Woodshop in 2016. I had the opportunity to work with Tom Fidgen and help him open the Brick & Mortar version of the website he had build over many years. Everything I learned about woodworking was from Tom and the years spent at the school will never be forgotten, it changed my life.

I started this brand out of a desire to create. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and knew one day I would make it my job. There's nothing for satisfying than taking raw materials and forming them into a beautiful functional objects.

I originally started as Justin Starr Studio making canvas bags and tool rolls for woodworkers. In 2020, my plans had to change along with the rest of the world, so I decided to focus on leather instead of canvas. I taught myself everything I needed to know in order to produce a product that meet my standards. I took a few years but I eventually got there. 

Today I am focusing on higher end products, shell cordovan leathers, handbags for women and men. I am also working with retail stores and corporate clients to bring specific products and experiences to reality for their customers.

What We Offer

Our focus is primarily on mens wallets, custom leather wallets, shell cordovan wallets, leather belts. We also provide products to the retail, hospitality and corporate.

What is your logo?

TLDR; I'm a pisces.

I always thought the pieces symbol would make a good logo, its symmetrical, its square and round at the same time and it's fairly recognizeable.

When I did the re-brand from justin Starr Studio I knew that would be the logo.

I just needed a new name.

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Are you from Norfolk?

I'm not from Norfolk County in Ontario, or Norfolk England or Norfolk Virginia. I read the name in a book and I liked it. 

I wish there was some deeper meaning but sometimes a name, a symbol or a phrase just speaks to you.

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