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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
$103.83 USD
Leather Wallet, billfold wallet, Wallet With external coins pocket, By Gazur
Leather Wallet, billfold wallet, Wallet With external coins pocket, By Gazur
Gazur
$103.83 USD
Burgundy Leather Wallet for Mens | leather Wallet Mens | Gazur Wallet
Burgundy Leather Wallet for Mens | leather Wallet Mens | Gazur Wallet
Gazur
$103.83 USD
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Slim leather wallet - Personalized gifts - Small and compact brown wallet
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Mens' Wallets, Billfold Leather, Personalized Wallet
Mens' Wallets, Billfold Leather, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Wallet, leather wallet, Mens wallet, Card Wallet
Wallet, leather wallet, Mens wallet, Card Wallet
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Double loop winter scarf in soft colors
Double loop winter scarf in soft colors
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold / Burgundy
Leather Wallet | Mens Wallet | Mens Wallet Bifold / Burgundy
Gazur
$103.83 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
$91.15 USD
Mens Scarves, Scarf for Men, Infinity Scarf
Mens Scarves, Scarf for Men, Infinity Scarf
Gazur
$72.13 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
$72.13 USD
Slim Credit Card Wallet, Leather Card Holder, Personalized Wallet
Slim Credit Card Wallet, Leather Card Holder, Personalized Wallet
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Front Pocket Slim Leather Wallet for Men
Front Pocket Slim Leather Wallet for Men
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Slim Leather Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Black
Slim Leather Wallet, Engraved Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Black
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Front Pocket Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet
Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Front Pocket Wallet | Men's Leather Wallet
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Leather Card Wallet, Wallets, Leather Wallets, Mens Wallet
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Elegant double loop scarf, 100% cotton, Scarf for Men
Elegant double loop scarf, 100% cotton, Scarf for Men
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Slim | Minimalist Leather Wallet | Deep Black | Front Pocket Wallet
Slim | Minimalist Leather Wallet | Deep Black | Front Pocket Wallet
Gazur
$91.15 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
$91.15 USD
Elegant gray infinity scarf for the winter, Women scarf
Elegant gray infinity scarf for the winter, Women scarf
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Winter Double Loop Scarf in Mocha and Gray
Winter Double Loop Scarf in Mocha and Gray
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Blue infinity scarf, women's scarf, with a leather band
Blue infinity scarf, women's scarf, with a leather band
Gazur
$72.13 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
$91.15 USD
for Megan - Leather Wallet re-Purchase
for Megan - Leather Wallet re-Purchase
Gazur
$97.62 USD
Minimal black leather wallet encloesed by turquoise band - FBC
Minimal black leather wallet encloesed by turquoise band - FBC
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in camel
Slim, minimalist leather wallet in camel
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Leather Card Holder, Leather Card Wallet, Card Holder Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Business Card Holder, Credit Card Wallet
Leather Card Holder, Leather Card Wallet, Card Holder Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Business Card Holder, Credit Card Wallet
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Women winter Infinity scarf | Patterned Black | CANNOLI
Women winter Infinity scarf | Patterned Black | CANNOLI
Gazur
$72.13 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
$72.13 USD
Double Loop Scarf for Women | Mocha pattern & Pink | CANNOLI
Double Loop Scarf for Women | Mocha pattern & Pink | CANNOLI
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Infinity women scarf | Mocha pattern & Anthracite | CANNOLI
Infinity women scarf | Mocha pattern & Anthracite | CANNOLI
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Infinity Winter Scarf for Women - warm and cozy
Infinity Winter Scarf for Women - warm and cozy
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Women one-loop scarfe wool knit  - gift for her
Women one-loop scarfe wool knit - gift for her
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Winter Infinity Scarf for Women in black pattern design
Winter Infinity Scarf for Women in black pattern design
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Lightweight Wool Scarf in fuchsia and brown
Lightweight Wool Scarf in fuchsia and brown
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Womens loop scarf, beautifully soft fabric in Beige and dark gray
Womens loop scarf, beautifully soft fabric in Beige and dark gray
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Cotton winter scarf, For women, in elegant light brown pattern
Cotton winter scarf, For women, in elegant light brown pattern
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Pattern Grey Double Loop Scarf Accessorized with a Leather Band
Pattern Grey Double Loop Scarf Accessorized with a Leather Band
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Womens scarf | Infinity scarf | Gray scarf for women | Gift for her | Winter scarves
Womens scarf | Infinity scarf | Gray scarf for women | Gift for her | Winter scarves
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Infinity Winter Scarf Gift Idea For Her
Infinity Winter Scarf Gift Idea For Her
Gazur
$72.13 USD
super soft winter scarf for women | Beige | ALBA
super soft winter scarf for women | Beige | ALBA
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Infinity scarf for womenALBA | Navy Blue | ALBA
Infinity scarf for womenALBA | Navy Blue | ALBA
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Birthday Gift for Men | Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Coins & Cards
Birthday Gift for Men | Leather Wallet | Minimalist Wallet | Coins & Cards
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, For Him
Mens Scarf, Winter Scarf, Infinity Scarf, Mens Winter Scarf, For Him
Gazur
$72.13 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
$91.15 USD
Stylish minimalist leather wallet for cards and coins
Stylish minimalist leather wallet for cards and coins
Gazur
$55.65 USD
Mens Leather Wallet | Wallet | Mens Wallet | Bi fold Wallet
Mens Leather Wallet | Wallet | Mens Wallet | Bi fold Wallet
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Men's Leather Wallet, minimalist wallet, For Him
Men's Leather Wallet, minimalist wallet, For Him
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Wife Gift | Girlfriends gift | Mothers gift | Women's Wallet | women leather wallet | women Gift | wallet for women | women's wallet
Wife Gift | Girlfriends gift | Mothers gift | Women's Wallet | women leather wallet | women Gift | wallet for women | women's wallet
Gazur
$55.65 USD
Mens Slim Wallet with Coin Pocket, Mens Leather Wallets, Minimal Wallet, Gift Ideas For Him
Mens Slim Wallet with Coin Pocket, Mens Leather Wallets, Minimal Wallet, Gift Ideas For Him
Gazur
$91.15 USD
Leather Coin Pouch Wallet, coin pouch leather, mens wallet, Credit Card wallet, Slim Leather Card & Coin Wallet, Business Card Holder
Leather Coin Pouch Wallet, coin pouch leather, mens wallet, Credit Card wallet, Slim Leather Card & Coin Wallet, Business Card Holder
Gazur
$72.13 USD
Minimalist Front Pocket Leather Wallet for Men
Minimalist Front Pocket Leather Wallet for Men
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Men's Leather Wallet, Mens Wallets
Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Men's Leather Wallet, Mens Wallets
Gazur
$44.37 USD
Leather Business Card Case - Gift Ideas For Him - Minimal  Wallet
Leather Business Card Case - Gift Ideas For Him - Minimal Wallet
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Super slim minimalist leather wallet for men
Super slim minimalist leather wallet for men
Gazur
$48.05 USD
Minimalist Wallet, Leather Wallet, Slim Wallet, Gift For Him
Minimalist Wallet, Leather Wallet, Slim Wallet, Gift For Him
Gazur
$72.13 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
$72.13 USD
One loop Blue scarf
One loop Blue scarf
Gazur
$74.67 USD
Leather Wallets for Men and Women, Minimal Leather Wallet, Fit Easily Into Your Front Pocket
Leather Wallets for Men and Women, Minimal Leather Wallet, Fit Easily Into Your Front Pocket
Gazur
$103.83 USD
Mens Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens Winter Scarf | Cotton
Mens Scarf | Winter Scarf | Infinity Scarf | Mens Winter Scarf | Cotton
Gazur
$72.13 USD

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