Lustables: Artisan Father’s Day Gifts From MAKR Carry Goods

Don’t panic: your excuse for being late is, “artisan takes time, dad.”

It’s a bit late for Father’s Day shopping now, but let’s just pretend that it isn’t. If you haven’t picked out that perfect something yet, meet MAKR’s wallets, eyewear sleeves and iPhone cases (if dad is hip like that). Florida-based company MAKR is known for producing quality carry goods sourced from U.S. materials, including fallen trees whenever possible.

They run a tight design and production line taking an idea from a drawing in a sketchbook to a CAD model to a hand-made prototype, all within the same MAKR Design Studio. Prototyping might take several months, they explain, “with each revision being more structurally and aesthetically sound than the last.”

The company production ethos is as follows:

“Most MAKR designs would not be possible if MAKR did not control each and every aspect of production. Patterns are often laser-cut in-house and most small goods are still hand-sewn in the MAKR Design Studio. All other goods are made locally, which allows for the strictest manufacturing oversight. Oftentimes, complicated patterns require that MAKR develop a new manufacturing process which is frequently imparted to craftsmen by MAKR Founder and Design Director Jason Gregory. Once complete, each piece is inspected by the MAKR team before being packaged and shipped directly from the studio.”

This year, give the gift of quality and impart the love of artisan. Your pops deserves it. The products featured here range from $60-$95 on

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K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.