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Westcoast/East Leather Goods

Gail Carrigan

I specialize in handcrafted artisan leather goods, including tool rolls, handbags and other accessories that are unique, American-made and perfect for carrying all your essentials.

My leather goods got their start in 2012 when I rediscovered a charming little rustic deerskin handbag that my mother carried everywhere in the 1960s. I loved the bag, but it was a “bit worn.” I decided to remake a bag for myself and then for my sisters. And there the design instinct kicked in.

Being a person of many interests – DIY projects, oil painting and British sports cars – I started making leather accessories to organize all my artist, auto and “handy person” tools. The idea for the MG tool roll came from wanting (needing!) to carry essential tools for my beloved 1962 MGA sportswear (my first [already antique] car when I was a teenager).

Realizing that artists, woodworkers, mechanics and chefs also need secure and lightweight bags to carry their essential tools, I started making tool bags and tool rolls to fit tools of all kinds.

I source most of my materials in the US, and attempt to reuse materials when appropriate, including denim jeans, brocade and leather.

3 Sabin Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 778-0892

gacarrigan@westcoast-east.com

www.westcoast-east.com