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Artisan Spotlight : Waltzing Matilda Handmade Leather Goods

Waltzing Matilda from Jesse Brass on Vimeo.

 

Thanks Awsmly for sharing this video! It's stories like these that push us to strive for excellence everyday! In the video Mike Balitsaris owner of Waltzing Matilda talks about what's important to him, and how that affects the way he runs his company. "Hope I keep it true, whatever it is. I am going to do my best to keep it made locally and get local artisans to help and try to buy everything as locally as I can, because I think that is what we should do." His beautifully crafted, 100% handmade and authentic leather goods tell a heartfelt and genuine story that will tug at your heart strings. You can't help but appreciate that all of his creations are modeled off old world techniques. Just by watching the video and hearing him speak about his passion is evident that a lot of soul, love, and sweat went into every hand cut and stitch. We are truly humbled to share your story, your work and amazing level of workmanship! Thanks for inspiring us and for rekindling the spirit of craftsmanship which is what our mission here at Portsmith Co. is all about. Your level of excellence is to be admire and is what we strive towards daily. Mike thanks again!

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