Design Build Workshop

Between our day to day activities at The Good Flock, we occasionally host Design-Build Workshops. The workshops give us the opportunity share and teach our design and development process with other creatives.   We have held workshops with all sorts of creatives; from industrial designers, architects, graphic designers to writers, some of which have had little to no making experience.

Our design-build workshops are full days separated into two distinct parts. The first half of the day the team designs their own project in 2D, then learns how to make a full scale pattern from their design.  The second part of the day is where the team turns their design into reality by marking, cutting, and sewing materials we use at The Good Flock. They get to use the industrial sewing machines and leather working tools at our studio to finish their products.  In order to make the workshops happen, we work with experienced instructors, patternmakers, and sewers.  At the end of the day everyone walks away with a piece that they can be proud of.  

If you have a team of creatives that are interested in doing a Design-Build Workshop at The Good Flock, please contact

Custom Wallets for Hysteric Glamour

Our Special Projects often give us new perspectives and allow us to experiment and grow.  Our latest project with Japanese retailer Hysteric Glamour is no exception.  Hysteric Glamour is heavily influenced by 1960’s mass media and pop art and they are known for their bold graphics.  Our custom foil stamped Travel and slim wallets showcase their comic book theme on our classic vegetable tanned leather silhouettes.  The mash up creates a unique collection available exclusively in Japan.

The Good Flock at ICFF 2014

This past May we attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.  ICFF features some of the top designs in furniture, lighting and housewares. We showcased our UL listed hardwire Aurora Lamps on a custom bent steel structure. Each lamp includes custom flush-mount hardware developed specifically for the Aurora Lamp.  We had a very warm reception and plan to make to return to next year’s show. The lamp is currently available in White Oak, Black Oak, or Walnut online.

NIKE MLB All-Star Custom Case

We recently worked with Nike on a custom carrying case for their MVP's playing in the 2014 MLB All-Star game. We designed and produced the custom carrying case using waxed canvas and black leather details. The carrying case features a leather handle and an adjustable shoulder strap. The carrying case holds three separate compartments. The compartments house shoes and specialized gear for each player. The All-Star game took place on July 15, 2014 at Target Field Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Custom Travel Wallet for I.D. Look

I.D. Look is one of the largest retail brands in Japan and Korea.  This past month we had the opportunity collaborate with them on a custom design of our Travel Wallets.  Our Travel Wallets are made from domestic veg tanned leather in black and natural, and are hand molded to fit all your necessary documents for travel. These wallets feature a custom brass foil polka-dot stamp on one side of the wallet.

Golf Tool Kit

We were presented with the opportunity to design a custom golf tool kit for the 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. The Invitational was founded in 2001 it has raised almost $7 million for charitable organizations. Some of this years beneficiaries include the Make a Wish Foundation, The James R. Jordan Foundation, Cats Care and Keep Memory Alive and Opportunity Village.

This was our first experience designing a golf accessory and we are happy with how it developed. The golf kit is handmade from vegetable tanned leather and holds 3 tees, a ball marker and a divot tool. We were thrilled to be apart of the event.

Limited Edition Varsity Jacket

The Limited Edition Varsity Jacket originated from our desire to rethink an american classic, the varsity jacket. We used a newer slim cut silloutte and Sugar Skull pattern from a collection we did with Beams in Japan. In doing so we created our first piece of apparel. We collaborated with Settlemiers, a family owned varsity jacket manufacturer in Portland, OR to craft our jacket. The Varsity Jacket has two external pockets, one internal pocket, all wool trim, leather pocket details and snap closer buttons. The jacket is designed in the traditional raglan style and features Pendleton wool in a bright Sugar Skull pattern for warmth. It is lined with soft merino Pendleton wool for comfort. Available in limited quantities.

Indigo Everyday Bag

After such beautiful results from our first attempt at indigo dying our Everyday Bag, we decided to produce 20 exclusive Indigo Everyday Bags, in collaboration with local artist Rio Wrenn. Our Everyday Bag can be worn over the shoulder or held in your hand. The two interior pockets can hold small items like your phone, keys and wallet. Each bag is made from organic cotton canvas, natural vegetable tanned leather, and hand dyed using a non-toxic dye. Available in limited quantities. 

All Weather Blanket for NYC Design Week show Here and There

All Weather Travel Blanket and Antique Carrier

Description/inspiration behind the design and how it relates to Travel:
The All Weather Travel Blanket is perfect for a picnic in the damp spring grass or the perfect companion for a midsummer campfire. One side provides a natural waxed canvas weather barrier against the elements. The other, made of Pendleton wool, keeps you warm while naturally wicking away moisture and staying breathable. Each corner is finished with leather to keep the blanket corners flat when rolled out.

The Antique Blanket Carrier is a found object. It is made entirely from leather and horn. Believed to be from NW United States.

Material(s) used:
The All Weather Travel Blanket is made from Pendleton wool, domestic waxed canvas, domestic vegetable tanned leather. The antique carrier is made from leather and horn.

Date created:
May 2013

Country of origin:
Portland, Oregon, USA

Show Location:
Various Projects
2 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012

17th - 20th May 11.00 - 19.00

Experiments With Color

We are constantly prototyping with new materials, new forms and new processes at our studio in Portland. In our latest experiment we collaborated with local designer Eric Trine. We asked him to experiment with color on one of our forthcoming Spring products, The Everyday bag. These are the results from our first attempt with Indigo dye.

The non-toxic dye used for this project was made from indigo, sugar, lime and fructose. The original dye recipe was developed by Kyla Mucci.

Tokyo Briefcase

The Tokyo Briefcase originated from a conversation with Carl, a friend and talented industrial designer (as well as a proud owner of a Tokyo Bag). The design is a derivative of our classic Tokyo Bag. The bag is long and narrow and features a zip top closure, leather handles, 8 pockets and a protective leather layer on the floor of the bag. This prototype was crafted in our Portland design studio from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather and one industrial metal zipper. Below is a picture of the Tokyo Briefcase and Carl, its proud owner.

Maharam + The Good Flock

Initially designed in collaboration with Maharam for use by its staff, the M Bag offers the capacity to serve as an ideal weekender. The M Bag is handcrafted in the USA using domestically sourced waxed canvas with hand-burnished vegetable tanned leather. Four external and four internal pockets. Zip top closure. The M Bag is among a forthcoming series of accessories designed by Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, and others for Maharam.

Maharam is a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902. Recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design, Maharam offers a comprehensive collection of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Maharam textiles are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum, among others.

The MBag is available in limited quantities.

Evergreen Collection

The evergreen waxed canvas collection includes the iWooly Attache, iWooly for iPad and iWooly for iPhone4. The collection is exclusively available at BEAMS in Japan. Pictured: iWooly Attache in Evergreen waxed canvas, Pendleton wool and natural vegetable tanned leather.

iWooly for iPad + Field Notes

Sometimes when you're browsing the web or working on the iPad you need to jot down information on paper. This special edition of 25 is the perfect solution for working in the digital and analog worlds. The iWooly includes one limited edition Field Notes and is made from vegetable tanned leather and Pendleton Wool. Fits iPad2 and 3 with Apple's Smart cover.

Japan prototyes-Pecos Turq collection

We are constantly prototyping new designs and ideas. Many designs are initiated from conversations we have with the people we work with. This collection stemmed from a conversation in Japan. Pictured: iWooly attache, iWooly for iPad3 and the iWooly for iPhone4 in Pecos Turquoise.

Tokyo Bag-Turquoise exclusive

The Turquoise Tokyo bag is exclusively available at Levi's Neighborhood Stores in the USA and BEAMS in Japan. This limited edition waxed canvas color has eight pockets, hand burnished veg tanned leather handles. Handcrafted in the USA. Produced in limited numbers. For retail locations and contact info Click here.

Tokyo Bag- Limited Edition

This Limited Edition Tokyo Bag was co-developed with the London based online retailer Jardins Florian. In addition to its waxed canvas body, the bag has an embossed vegetable tanned leather flap covering the main chamber and another piece that protects it when placed on the ground. Developed in limited numbers, this bag is only available online in the USA and at in the EU. 5 Black and 7 navy bags available in the USA.

Spectacle Cases- Avail in Japan

This is one of 5 exclusive colors available in Japan.  Made from Virgin Pendleton Wool, Tagua nut and Deerskin. Fits most spectacles.

Folding Leather Wallet

This prototype wallet is crafted from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather. It has one area for cash and another for cards. Folds flat.

Scissor cases 1+2

These two cases were done for Karyn of Gold + Arrow salon in Portland. Both samples are crafted from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather. Each scissor is hand molded into the case for a perfect fit.

iWooly wallet- Available Sept

We are excited about our Fall lineup.
The entire collection will be available online early September. This season we will expand our bag and iWooly collections along with a few surprises. Here is a peek at one of our forthcoming products; iWooly wallet in vegetable tanned leather and Three Rivers lining.

The sewing like it's 1890

This is a short clip of our newest handles being made on a sewing machine from 1890. Look for these on our Fall collection.

Watch the video here.

Tokyo city bag

The Tokyo city bag is a custom design for one of our Japanese clients. While visiting our studio, we discussed his needs and designed the Tokyo city bag for him.

It has four large external pockets, two internal pockets and a main chamber. The handles are crafted and hand molded from American saddle leather and the body is made from US waxed canvas.

The Tokyo city bag is a glimpse into where we are headed for Fall 2011.

The Weekday Bag

The Weekday Bag is now available in waxed canvas in black, navy, yellow and organic canvas.

Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather.
All leather pieces are hand buffed and molded to keep the bag's shape. Naturally repels water and dirt.

With a spacious interior, one laptop sleeve and two small pockets The Weekday Bag is made to handle
your weekday essentials: laptop, notepad, phone, umbrella, water bottle, etc.

Red Cross Japan

20% of online purchases will go to Red Cross Japan. Thru May 1st.

The Picnic Blanket

Made for the most discerning of picnic goers.  The Picnic Blanket is made with Martin waxed canvas (which naturally repels water and dirt) and topped with virgin Pendleton wool.  All four corners are finished off with Herman Oak vegetable tanned leather.

Hose to clean, hang dry. Measures 48x58in/122x147cm
Visit us in March to see more of our Spring 2011 collection.

The Good Flock meets OUR LEGACY

The Good Flock meets OUR LEGACY for an exclusive collection of iWooly's for iPhone4, iPad, MacBook 13in and MacBook Pro 15in.

Made with Italian Tweed, Italian Felted Wool and Harris Tweed. All pieces are lined with Pendleton® Eco-Wise® wool, sustainably harvested tagua nuts and vegetable tanned leather. Handcrafted in the USA.

All three collections are available exclusively in Sweden. For availability please email OUR LEGACY.

Nono's Cartella #1

Nono's Cartella #1 was inspired by Federico, the most stylish man on the planet. We wanted to make something he would carry.

Assembled using: vegetable dyed leather, virgin Pendleton Wool and undyed canvas lining.

Baristas Apron

This Baristas Apron was inspired by the 11 year anniversary of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. It's crafted from undyed 12oz cotton duck, vegetable tanned leather and Pendleton wool for the front pocket.

iWooly Spectacle Case- a Canoe exclusive

After a conversation with Craig and Sean the owners of Canoe we developed this prototype spectacle case. If you want to keep your spectacles, MacBook or iPad cozy this holiday season with an iWooly, head to Canoe.

iWooly Notebook Case

We love doing special projects. It stretches our imagination and helps us innovate. This is a project that we started for a client last week. We hope they like it as much as we do-