“I make bags differently than a lot of leather workers make bags, because I’m not traditionally trained. So when I moved here I actually got a job at Fullum and Holt (closed now unfortunately) but it was one of the very last old leather factories in Montreal, and they had a house label, and private label clients and I was the sample maker there. So I had my own atelier and a lot of machinery, so it really taught me how to use skivers and strap cutters and splitters and things big industry people use.”