Our Process

Tailfeather products are meticulously designed and hand crafted by husband and wife team Scottie and Natalia in their studio on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. Founded in 2010, deep in the Victorian Tallarook ranges drawing inspiration by the surrounding bush landscape. Tailfeather sought out the creation of a timeless Australian minimalist aesthetic combined with contemporary styling that holds practicality at its heart.

The range is built upon the knowledge and experience gained from time spent in the workshop. Each design in the TF stable is proudly Australian made and sourced from the highest quality raw materials. A small team of highly skilled local craftspeople assemble limited runs ensuring your Tailfeather investment will be unique and made to last.

Tailfeather continues to develop exclusive collaborations with like-minded design houses and in 2016; the first Tailfeather bricks and mortar concept store opened its doors to showcase the full breadth of the design duo.

Nº 1. Timeless Design

Timeless design is integral to all of the Tailfeather product range.

Each piece is designed to compliment the new traditionalist at heart, meet the practical requirements of day-to-day use and last for years to come.

Nº 2. Traditional Craft

Tailfeather pieces are created using a unique combination of modern technology and traditional crafting techniques.

Concepts created by hand on paper and further developed in the studio. Refined patterns are cut and then trimmed by hand. Panels are hand-stitched and edges are burnished with natural locally sourced beeswax. Custom Melbourne made; solid brass and nickel hardware is handset. Branding and details are laser-etched onsite.

Nº 3. Durable Materials

Tailfeather designs use only premium materials. Combined with minimal panelling, strong seams, and solid brass/nickel hardware ensures Tailfeather pieces will last the distance.

Tailfeather sources house bovine leather from a 100-year-old family run tannery. Australian Kangaroo leather is used for wallets and cardholders. Canvas products are made from Australian made, military grade canvas built for the rugged Australian terrain.

Nº 4. Practical Function

Practical functionality is fundamental to Tailfeather’s design principles. Each piece is conceived to serve a specific purpose.

Leather and canvas carrygoods are designed form fitting the body and distributing weight comfortably. Featuring internal and external pocketing systems, computer sleeves and key-ring clips. Wallets are slimline for comfort and convenience. Accessories are purpose built for carrying convenience.

Materials

Kangaroo Leather
Vegetable tanned leather. Oil finish.
Darkens with use.
Thickness: 1mm.
Colours: Natural, Hazelnut, Black.
Use: Wallets.
Bovine Leather
Semi vegetable tanned leather.
Natural finish.
Thickness: 1.5mm, 2.5mm, 4mm.
Colours: Saddle Tan ,Walnut, Black.
Use: Wallets, Devices, Belts & Bags.
Canvas
Waterproofed Cotton/Polyester Canvas.
Lightweight & durable.
Thickness: 320 GSM, 515 GSM.
Colours: Black, Navy, Australian Camouflage.
Use: Canvas Bags.
Hardware
Custom brass and stainless hardware milled in Melbourne.
Solid brass threaded rivets.
#10 Metal YKK Zippers.
Metal Snap Buttons

Methods

Hand Sewing
We use 1mm waxed polyester thread to sew all our leather the old fashioned way, with a needle and thread.
Burnished Edges
Leather edges are burnished by hand with natural beeswax supplied to us by local producers.
Machine Sewing
Canvas products are sewn using industrial machines with bonded nylon threads. All products sewn to last.
Laser Etching
All embellishment and detailing of our products is done in-house, with love. This includes laser-etching and cutting.

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