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Feb 2, 2015

by Gazur Studio

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello, we are Shahar and Noam, partners in life and business. Gazur Studio is our eco-conscious brand of limited-edition bags, wallets and accessories made from high-quality, upcycled leather. We dream, explore and create in Berlin, Germany.

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Our journey started about five years ago, when we decided to quit our jobs and travel around India for several months. There, among many wonders, we met people who lived off of their creations. It opened our mind. After India, we decided to continue to Berlin for 10 days. We ended up staying for three months and deciding we wanted to live there. When we returned home, we dreamed of creating our own designs. Meanwhile, Shahar was working as a designer at a furniture design studio. Realizing the amount of waste the industry produces, she started collecting leftover scraps and planning the first models for our bags. A few months later, we got our chance to kickstart our business: a friend called to tell us that an upholstery workshop was changing locations and that we could collect leftover scraps. We rushed over on our bicycles and went home with nine bags of leather!

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From these scraps, we created our first collection. Six months later we moved to Berlin. Living in a foreign country isn’t easy: there’s a new language and new rules. Luckily, the city of Berlin supports and encourages new businesses and welcomes foreigners. We love living here because it’s so inspiring, and so ready to accept us as we are. We’ve met a lovely community of creative people who came to Berlin to live the life they dreamed.

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We make all of our products from leather scraps left over from production – mainly upholstery – because we believe that the production process should have a less negative impact on the environment. We’re always looking for channels to get special new (old) materials to work with; the search is not limited to leather. We never know what we will find, and that’s part of the magic.

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Most of our designs are triggered by a need. When we’re working on a new product, we cut and combine leather scraps into a model, which usually sits on the studio floor for about a week. We walk around, moving pieces here and there until the shape is formed. Next we sew a rough prototype, which we use or give to friends to try out before we finalize the design. We place a lot of importance on stability, sustainability and making products that will last. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a client pull money for a new bag out of a wallet he bought from us two years ago.

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Germany is full of craft fairs, and in the beginning of our business we only sold at our local market. Later, we started moving around Germany and Austria, meeting a large audience with different needs and wishes. We opened our Etsy shop in 2012 in order to reach an even larger audience. To us, Etsy is a window to the world – it brought us the opportunity to grow at our own speed, be confident in what we do, and be everywhere. Being in contact with our clients is important to us, and we try always to give the best solution to any questions, as if we were talking face to face. Someday, we would like to have a store that sells our designs in every major city in Europe and the USA. Then we could visit them all!

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All photographs by Benjamin Rennicke.  

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Leather wallet - Men wallet - Gift idea for him - Minimalist wallet
Leather wallet - Men wallet - Gift idea for him - Minimalist wallet
Gazur
$100.29 USD
Leather Wallet, billfold wallet, Wallet With external coins pocket, By Gazur
Leather Wallet, billfold wallet, Wallet With external coins pocket, By Gazur
Gazur
$103.97 USD
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens | Scarf Man |Gift for Him
Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens | Scarf Man |Gift for Him
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Gift For Him, Scarf, Scarves, Men, Gift For Him, Man Scarf, Mens Scarves, Winter Scarf, For Men, Cotton Scarf
Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Gift For Him, Scarf, Scarves, Men, Gift For Him, Man Scarf, Mens Scarves, Winter Scarf, For Men, Cotton Scarf
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, For Him
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, For Him
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Limited edition silver leather wallet combined with a gray band - FBC
Limited edition silver leather wallet combined with a gray band - FBC
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Mens Leather Wallet | Black Upcycled Leather | Enclosed by a Red Elastic Band
Mens Leather Wallet | Black Upcycled Leather | Enclosed by a Red Elastic Band
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Black Leather Wallets - Wallet for Men
Black Leather Wallets - Wallet for Men
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Wallet | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Personalized Wallet | Wallets for Men
Wallet | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Personalized Wallet | Wallets for Men
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Brown Wallet | Slim Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet
Brown Wallet | Slim Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet | Groomsmen Gift | Mens Wallet | Gifts for Men
Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet | Groomsmen Gift | Mens Wallet | Gifts for Men
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Men's Leather Wallet | Gift For Him | Slim Wallets For Men
Men's Leather Wallet | Gift For Him | Slim Wallets For Men
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Slim Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Leather Wallet | One-of-a-kind gift
Slim Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Leather Wallet | One-of-a-kind gift
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Personalized Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Slim Wallet | Gazur
Personalized Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Slim Wallet | Gazur
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Bifold Wallet | Slim Leather Wallet | Mens Slim Bifold Leather Wallet | Mens Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet
Bifold Wallet | Slim Leather Wallet | Mens Slim Bifold Leather Wallet | Mens Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Brown Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Leather Wallet |Mens Billfold Wallet
Brown Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Leather Wallet |Mens Billfold Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
knit cowl scarf, wool knit cowl, women's cowl scarf, scarf womens, Winter Accessories
knit cowl scarf, wool knit cowl, women's cowl scarf, scarf womens, Winter Accessories
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Wool Scarf Men, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, scarf Man, Fine Italian Wool
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Wool Scarf Men, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, scarf Man, Fine Italian Wool
Gazur
$74.77 USD
Black leather Wallet Combined with a Turquoise Elastic Band, Men's Wallet, Personalized Wallet
Black leather Wallet Combined with a Turquoise Elastic Band, Men's Wallet, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold / Burgundy
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold / Burgundy
Gazur
$103.97 USD
Stylish minimalist green leather wallet for cards and coins
Stylish minimalist green leather wallet for cards and coins
Gazur
$52.05 USD
Soft Black Leather Wallet | Red Elastic Strip | Mens Minimalist Wallet
Soft Black Leather Wallet | Red Elastic Strip | Mens Minimalist Wallet
Gazur
$94.96 USD
Grey scarf | Cotton loop scarf | Infinity Scarf | Decorated with a leather band
Grey scarf | Cotton loop scarf | Infinity Scarf | Decorated with a leather band
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Husband Gift, Gift For Husband, Gift For Dad, Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Loop Scarf, men’s winter scarf, men accessories
Husband Gift, Gift For Husband, Gift For Dad, Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Loop Scarf, men’s winter scarf, men accessories
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Leather Wallet, Slim Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Men’s Leather Wallet,
Leather Wallet, Slim Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Men’s Leather Wallet,
Gazur
$103.97 USD
mens wallet with interior pocket, Brown upcycled leather combined with Turquoise elastic band - FBC
mens wallet with interior pocket, Brown upcycled leather combined with Turquoise elastic band - FBC
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Front pocket minimalist leather wallet in Brown upcycled leather and brown elastic band - FBC
Front pocket minimalist leather wallet in Brown upcycled leather and brown elastic band - FBC
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Leather Wallet for Mens | Secured by a Blue Elastic Band | Brown Upcycled Leather
Leather Wallet for Mens | Secured by a Blue Elastic Band | Brown Upcycled Leather
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Mens Wallet, Leather Wallet, Mens Gifts, Personalized Wallet, Leather, For Him
Mens Wallet, Leather Wallet, Mens Gifts, Personalized Wallet, Leather, For Him
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Coffee brown stylish leather wallet
Coffee brown stylish leather wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Minimal black leather wallet encloesed by turquoise band - FBC
Minimal black leather wallet encloesed by turquoise band - FBC
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Front Pocket Wallet, Brown upcycled leather wallet secured by yellow elastic band - FBC
Front Pocket Wallet, Brown upcycled leather wallet secured by yellow elastic band - FBC
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Brown leather wallet for Men with elastic band, Gift for Father's Day
Brown leather wallet for Men with elastic band, Gift for Father's Day
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Men Wallets - Minimal Leather Wallet -  Gifts for Father's Day
Men Wallets - Minimal Leather Wallet - Gifts for Father's Day
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in camel
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in camel
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Mens' Wallets, Billfold Leather, Personalized Wallet
Mens' Wallets, Billfold Leather, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Black infinity Scarf for the Winetr - Soft and Cozy!
Black infinity Scarf for the Winetr - Soft and Cozy!
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Elegant Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Elegant Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Mens Scarves, Scarf for Men, Infinity Scarf
Mens Scarves, Scarf for Men, Infinity Scarf
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Leather Wallet | Wallet Leather | Mens Leather Wallet | Portemonnaie | Leather Wallets For Men
Leather Wallet | Wallet Leather | Mens Leather Wallet | Portemonnaie | Leather Wallets For Men
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Loop scarf | Elegant Brown| Infinity scarf| 100% Cotton| Accessorized with a leather band
Loop scarf | Elegant Brown| Infinity scarf| 100% Cotton| Accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Elegant Brown double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Elegant Brown double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Mens Wallets, Gifts for Father's Day, Leather Wallet
Mens Wallets, Gifts for Father's Day, Leather Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Infinity scarf - mocha pattern and blush pink, accessorized with a leather band
Infinity scarf - mocha pattern and blush pink, accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Slim Credit Card Wallet, Leather Card Holder, Personalized Wallet
Slim Credit Card Wallet, Leather Card Holder, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$48.11 USD
Front Pocket Slim Leather Wallet for Men
Front Pocket Slim Leather Wallet for Men
Gazur
$48.11 USD
Slim Leather Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Black
Slim Leather Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Black
Gazur
$48.11 USD
Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Front Pocket Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet
Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Front Pocket Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet
Gazur
$48.11 USD
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Gazur
$48.11 USD
Infinity Scarf for Women, Winter Scarf Collection | Gray Colors | GILLIO
Infinity Scarf for Women, Winter Scarf Collection | Gray Colors | GILLIO
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton, Scarf for Men
Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton, Scarf for Men
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Slim | Minimalist Leather Wallet | Deep Black | Front Pocket Wallet
Slim | Minimalist Leather Wallet | Deep Black | Front Pocket Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Elegant gray infinity scarf for the winter, Women scarf
Elegant gray infinity scarf for the winter, Women scarf
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Elegant brown double loop scarf, 100% cotton
Elegant brown double loop scarf, 100% cotton
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Mens Leather Wallet with Coin Pocket - Personalized Gift for Men - Dark Brown Leather - Yellow Elastic Band
Mens Leather Wallet with Coin Pocket - Personalized Gift for Men - Dark Brown Leather - Yellow Elastic Band
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Personalized Men's Leather Wallet | Gift For Dad | Boyfriend Gift | Groomsmen Gift
Personalized Men's Leather Wallet | Gift For Dad | Boyfriend Gift | Groomsmen Gift
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Women's Wallet, Leather Wallet, Women Gift, Personalized Wallet
Women's Wallet, Leather Wallet, Women Gift, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$91.28 USD
Winter Double Loop Scarf in Mocha and Gray
Winter Double Loop Scarf in Mocha and Gray
Gazur
$72.24 USD
Brown Leather Wallet, Mens Wallet, Leather Wallets
Brown Leather Wallet, Mens Wallet, Leather Wallets
Gazur
$103.97 USD

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