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Year in Review: 2017 at Winter Session

January 18, 2018

Winter Session

Happy New Year! As we head into 2018, we'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. You make our world go round! We are grateful to have such an amazing extended community of customers, retail partners, fellow business owners and makers near and far. You inspire and challenge us to do our best work and to be our best selves, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you in 2018. 

But first, a look back at 2017...


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NEW: The Olive Waxed Canvas Collection

May 31, 2017

We're all about Olive right lately. Maybe because we're midway through our Spring production (and Olive waxed canvas is covering most of our workshop!) or maybe because it's the time of year when everything around us is green and growing.

Either way, we're pretty obsessed with our latest colorway, and we're busy field testing our own Olive Roll-Tops and Zip-Top Totes to see how they patina (when we're not making our bags, we're using them on a daily basis to see how the canvas and leather ages and changes over time). 

Below you'll find a peek at some of the bags, wallets and accessories that make up our Olive Collection, paired with some more greenery for good measure. Enjoy!

Winter Session Waxed Canvas Bags / Olive Collection

Left to right (starting at top left)

1. Roll-Top Pack
2. Roll-up
3. detail of Day Pack
4. Day Pack
5. Long Wallet
6. Zip-Top Tote
7. Zip Bags
8. Medium Zip Bag
9. Garrison Bag

Not pictured: Day Bag; Weekender; Zip Folio; Dopp Kit; Drawstring Kit.

Shop the full Olive Collection HERE


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A Big Move

July 21, 2016
Winter Session
Our first big move happened in 2013, when we moved our workshop across the country from a storefront apartment in Chicago to an actual storefront on Welton Street in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. The initial set-up was minimal: we put up a few shelving units, assembled some tables, got our two sewing machines up and running, and off we went.
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Pop-up at Thump Coffee

June 9, 2015
We're excited to join forces with ceramicist Sarah Veak of Veak Ceramics this weekend for a casual pop-up market at one of our favorite Denver cafes, Thump Coffee in Capital Hill.
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2 Years in Denver: Party and Sample Sale

May 9, 2015

We've seen two busy, fun-filled years fly by since we first started calling Denver our home. To thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm, we'd like to invite you to come celebrate our anniversary with us next Saturday, May 16th -- the same day as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Welton Street's biggest annual celebration. We'll be kicking things off with a spring-time Sample Sale from 3-6 pm in our shop: we'll have quite a few Garrison Bag seconds to offer you this time, along with some one-of-a-kind prototypes and an array of 'almost perfect' leather goods. Come pick out something special!

At 6 pm we'll continue the party in our side yard (weather permitting) with snacks by Tifamade, special batch cocktails, beer, games, and some cool WS swag. To help commemorate the occasion, Sam Pike of The Forum Stories will be here with his camera to record your favorite Winter Session moments and memories! It'll be the last time we get to host a gathering in our side lot before the new building goes in, so this one will be a tad bittersweet. Friends, family, and kids are all welcome.

And finally, we're excited to unveil our new front window graphic: a cacophony of our favorite tools and workshop treasures, created especially for us by Dan Garza. Stop by and check it out in person!


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