Fahmy Ishak is F(inicky)I(n)N(ature)

Fahmy Ishak fell into the business of making aprons after crafting his first piece for a barista. “I was busy sewing an apron whilst working in a retail store when a client walked in. He was intrigued by my work and asked whether he could get it for his upcoming competition. From that one purchase came a slew of orders from baristas, bartenders, chefs and tattoo artists.”

Mid 2012 he launches FIN, yielding a range of patched and mended (boro) messenger bags and clutches and hand stitched aprons of soulful beauty. Other offerings include bags in timeless and sturdy materials like waxed canvas with bright and bold static rope handles, and denim bags with hickory lining, leather handles and dead stock brass YKK’s.

“My materials are mostly sourced from Japan and Bali. I love working with dead stock fabrics and hardware as it adds to the value to the product. As for the totes, I love them and use them more than any other genre of bag. Prior to FIN I already owned two dozens of totes. I love simple products made beautifully, and most importantly products that can stand the test of time.”

Lovely gear and – take note Santa –  customizable!

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