Kempton & Co.: Handmade in Brooklyn
Posted on 05 March 2017
It has become fashionable to buy--or market--anything from Brooklyn. We've been here from the start, and we're not going anywhere!
While Kempton & Co. bags, totes, clutches and more are sold internationally, our entire business--from creation to sales floor--has always been based in Brooklyn.
LOCAL BUSINESS: INTERNATIONAL BRAND
We handmake our leather bags, clutches, and pouches in our Red Hook, Brooklyn studio. And our flagship (and only) Kempton & Co. shop is right around the corner, on Red Hook's main drag: Van Brunt Street. We keep things local because we love Brooklyn--and we're obsessed with quality control!
NEW YORK BORN AND BRED
Our buttery-soft leather comes from upstate New York. We use cowhide in its naked form to preserve the skin's oils and provide a rich natural feel.
Our brass hardware holds up to hard wear and varnishes over time, giving Kempton & Co. bags their signature vintage look.
Everything is to hand: cutting utensils, sewing machines, strap cutters, an ironing station, and shelves of materials, organized by zipper, clasp, buckles, tassel, rivets and so on.