Made in St. Louis: Former Construction Worker Designs Fashion- Forward Leather Goods

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Made in St. Louis: Former Construction Worker Designs Fashion- Forward Leather Goods


Bower, Sara, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


GREG LEWIS

Age * 42

Family * Wife, Angie; two young children

Home * University City

What he makes * Greg is the owner of Made Supply Company. He makes handmade leather goods from all-American materials. To view his items, visit madesupplyco.com. To reach him, email madesupplyco@gmail.com.

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How did you get into making leather goods? * It was kind of accidental. I was a field carpenter for almost 20 years, and on a job I hurt my back pretty badly and had to get out of it. I was home and tossed around the idea for a year about what kind of home-based business I could start. It was actually my wife's suggestion. She wanted some leather stuff made and she said, "I think you can make that for me." I did some research on tools and jumped right into it.

When did the company take off? * It was around August 2014.

Talk about the type of products you make. * I make anything from leather key fobs all the way up to large tote bags, and everything in between, including wallets, credit card holders, journal covers and belts. I'm currently trying to work on some bigger briefcases and backpacks.

Do you have a favorite item? * I'm currently digging the bags. I like making the bigger stuff more than the smaller items. I also enjoy the belts because you can get kind of crazy with designs and do some funky stuff.

I noticed your items have different names, such as "The Clooney" or "The Hemingway." How do you choose? * I try to come up with something different than everything else I was seeing online. I choose people that inspire me actors I enjoy, fashion icons and sports people. …

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