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ABOUT

In a small studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada we produce handmade vegetable-tanned leather goods. All leather goods are hand stitched using a traditional saddle stitch and made with the finest leather from Italian and American tanneries. Each piece is crafted by a single craftsman guaranteeing quality and consistency. We offer products direct to consumers as well as retail and corporate establishments.

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UNCOMPROMISING

What do you mean by uncompromising? 

 

It means that we uphold the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship in everything we do.

 

We believe that our customers deserve the very best, and we are committed to delivering products that are not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting. We never cut corners or sacrifice quality for the sake of profit. We use only the finest leather, take pride in our work and pay close attention to every detail.

Ultimately, our goal is to create leather goods that our customers can rely on and enjoy for years to come. So when we say that we are uncompromising, it means that we are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business, from the design of our products to the customer service we provide.

IN MY OWN WORDS

In 2012 I started to learn how to build furniture using only hand tools. My grandfather was a woodworker and he always inspired me to try the craft. Everything I learned about hand tool woodworking was from Tom Fidgen at the Unplugged Woodshop. Little did I know that 4 years later I would be helping him open up Canada's first-hand tool-only woodworking school.


In late 2015 the opportunity presented itself to help open and establish The Unplugged Woodshop Toronto. I was fortunate to be a part of teaching people to build fine furniture without using power tools, learning to slow down in this fast-paced society, and enjoying the process. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and something I knew I could not miss.

Fast forward to 2019 and it was time for the next big chapter. I started Justin Starr Studio so that I could focus on crafting canvas and leather goods for woodworkers, artists and collectors. Today I focus on handmade leather wallets for consumers, collectors and retailers as well as waxed canvas products for woodworkers and artists.

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