For customers not necessarily looking for a handmade high-end cutting tool, virgin wool loom-woven blankets from southern Brazil provide another wonderful shopping option. With natural color and feel, they are devoid of any added colors or pigments. These lovely blankets make a perfect gift for friends seeking out a bit of rustic allure. They can be used to decorate the home or taken out on a picnic.
Max Poglia’s hand-cut, handcrafted, lifestyle brand also collaborates with companies sharing a similar ethos. Japan’s Old Joe Clothing, specializing in handcrafted denim apparel, and MadeWorn, a Los Angeles-based luxury lifestyle brand, brought to life by craftsman and fashion designer Blaine Halvorson, are two examples of successful partnerships.
Through collaborations, good work and a distinctive vision,Max Poglia has forged, hammered, sewn and stitched some incredible creations. He’s brought a tasteful, rough edge to his handy knives, not to mention the appealing designs of his blankets and leather bags. Lovers of art, leather and steel should take note because this is one lifestyle brand that promises many brilliant things to come.
Photo Credits: Tomo Hatano ■