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Featured Shop: Gazur Studio

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
$90.49 USD
Men’s leather Wallet - Mens Wallet - Leather Wallet - Minimalist Wallet - Brown leather Wallet
Men’s leather Wallet - Mens Wallet - Leather Wallet - Minimalist Wallet - Brown leather Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Stylish minimalist leather wallet for cards and coins
Stylish minimalist leather wallet for cards and coins
Gazur
$46.96 USD
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Black Leather Wallet for Mens | leather Wallet Mens | Gazur Wallet
Black Leather Wallet for Mens | leather Wallet Mens | Gazur Wallet
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Leather wallet in brown - Slim wallet for men - Billfold wallet - Front pocket wallet - Small and compact wallet
Leather wallet in brown - Slim wallet for men - Billfold wallet - Front pocket wallet - Small and compact wallet
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Bifold Wallet - Genuine Leather - Brown leather and Turquoise Band - FBC
Bifold Wallet - Genuine Leather - Brown leather and Turquoise Band - FBC
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Women's Wallet, Leather Wallet, Women Gift, Personalized Wallet
Women's Wallet, Leather Wallet, Women Gift, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Black Leather Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Tightened with Black Elastic Strip
Black Leather Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Tightened with Black Elastic Strip
Gazur
$79.04 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
$79.04 USD
Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet One-of-a-kind gift
Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet One-of-a-kind gift
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Mens Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens Winter Scarf | Cotton
Mens Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens Winter Scarf | Cotton
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Black leather wallet tightened with black band - FBC
Black leather wallet tightened with black band - FBC
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Loop scarf | Elegant grey | Infinity scarf| 100% Cotton| Accessorized with a leather band
Loop scarf | Elegant grey | Infinity scarf| 100% Cotton| Accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens | Scarf Man |Gift for Him
Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens | Scarf Man |Gift for Him
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Minimal Black Leather Wallet for Men Gift For Him
Minimal Black Leather Wallet for Men Gift For Him
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Infinity Winter Scarf for Women - warm and cozy
Infinity Winter Scarf for Women - warm and cozy
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Slim and stylish leather wallet in deep black
Slim and stylish leather wallet in deep black
Gazur
$79.04 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
$79.04 USD
Wallets | Mens Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Slim Wallet
Wallets | Mens Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Slim Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 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
$61.86 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
$79.04 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
$61.86 USD
Stylish and spacious leather wallet in deep matte black
Stylish and spacious leather wallet in deep matte black
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Black leather wallet - Stylish and slim - Mens wallet - Front pocket wallet
Black leather wallet - Stylish and slim - Mens wallet - Front pocket wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Elegant Grey double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Elegant Grey double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$61.86 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
$61.86 USD
Mens Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Slim Wallet | Gift Ideas For Him
Mens Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Slim Wallet | Gift Ideas For Him
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Winter Infinity Scarf for Women in black pattern design
Winter Infinity Scarf for Women in black pattern design
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Mens Leather Wallet, Mens Wallet, Mens Wallet With Coin Pocket
Mens Leather Wallet, Mens Wallet, Mens Wallet With Coin Pocket
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Patterned grey double loop scarf, accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Patterned grey double loop scarf, accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Black Leather Wallet | Portemonnaie | Leather Wallets For Men
Black Leather Wallet | Portemonnaie | Leather Wallets For Men
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Gazur
$34.36 USD
Wallet Leather | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Black Leather Wallet
Wallet Leather | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Black Leather Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Men's Wallet | Mens Leather Wallets | Minimal Wallet | Gift Ideas For Him
Men's Wallet | Mens Leather Wallets | Minimal Wallet | Gift Ideas For Him
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Custom Fathers Day Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Personalized Wallet, Father's Day Wallet , Father Gift
Custom Fathers Day Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Personalized Wallet, Father's Day Wallet , Father Gift
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Gray Leather Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Leather Wallet, Slim Wallet
Gray Leather Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Leather Wallet, Slim Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in dark camel
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in dark camel
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Patterned pink double loop scarf accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Patterned pink double loop scarf accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Gazur
$61.86 USD
mens wallet with coin pocket, green leather - FBC
mens wallet with coin pocket, green leather - FBC
Gazur
$46.96 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
$79.04 USD
Limited edition silver leather wallet combined with a gray band - FBC
Limited edition silver leather wallet combined with a gray band - FBC
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Mens Wallet, Leather Wallet, Mens Gifts, Personalized Wallet
Mens Wallet, Leather Wallet, Mens Gifts, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Mens Wallets, Gifts for Father's Day, Leather Wallet
Mens Wallets, Gifts for Father's Day, Leather Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Mens Bifold Zip Slim Wallet, Slim Mens Wallet with coin pocket, Mens Bifold Leather Wallet
Mens Bifold Zip Slim Wallet, Slim Mens Wallet with coin pocket, Mens Bifold Leather Wallet
Gazur
$90.49 USD
Husband Gift | Boyfriend Gift | Father Gift | Men's Leather Wallet
Husband Gift | Boyfriend Gift | Father Gift | Men's Leather Wallet
Gazur
$79.04 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
$79.04 USD
Black Leather Mens Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Red Elastic Strip
Black Leather Mens Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Red Elastic Strip
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Slim front pocket wallet, black leather combined with red elastic band - FBC
Slim front pocket wallet, black leather combined with red elastic band - FBC
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Black Leather Wallets - Wallet for Men
Black Leather Wallets - Wallet for Men
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Wallet | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Personalized Wallet | Wallets for Men
Wallet | Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Personalized Wallet | Wallets for Men
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Leather Wallet | Red Elastic Strip | Mens Minimalist Wallet
Leather Wallet | Red Elastic Strip | Mens Minimalist Wallet
Gazur
$102.75 USD
Black Leather Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Tightened by a Black Elastic Band
Black Leather Wallet | Minimal & Slim | Tightened by a Black Elastic Band
Gazur
$79.04 USD
Elegant Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Elegant Black double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band - FBC
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Super Soft Winter Scarf Double loop By Gazur
Super Soft Winter Scarf Double loop By Gazur
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Mens scarf | Infinity scarf | Gray scarf for men | Gift for him | Winter scarves
Mens scarf | Infinity scarf | Gray scarf for men | Gift for him | Winter scarves
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Elegant grey double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Elegant grey double loop scarf, 100% cotton accessorized with a leather band
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Patterned black double loop scarf, accessorized with a leather band -FBC
Patterned black double loop scarf, accessorized with a leather band -FBC
Gazur
$61.86 USD
Husband Gift, Gift For Husband, Gift For Dad, Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Loop Scarf, Men’s Winter Scarf, Men Accessories, For Him
Husband Gift, Gift For Husband, Gift For Dad, Infinity Scarf, Mens Scarf, Loop Scarf, Men’s Winter Scarf, Men Accessories, For Him
Gazur
$61.86 USD

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