ADAN BALLOU lives on a small farm in rural Manitoba, Canada. Here, he is able to continually research ways to use natural resources and sustainable methods to create his accessories. He makes each item entirely by hand using a blend of traditional & couture techniques.
We use vegetable-tanned leather from Wickett & Craig, as it is a material closest to what an Adan Ballou bag expresses.
The vegetable tanning process is natural, eco-friendly, peerless. You can learn further about the process via the Wickett & Craig website.
2019 Best Handmade Handbag by Brother
Adan Ballou was a 2017 finalist for the best sustainable handbag. He was also nominated in 2019 and won the Best Handmade Handbag sponsored by Brother at The Independent Handbag Awards in 2019. The attention to details from making his own leather, design and assembly, show the love, care, passion, and dedication for each bag. A bag where you can create your own story with.
Ash Brothers Bag
A unique handmade men briefcase, showcasing several organizational pockets and brass hardware.
2019 Independent Handbag Awards New York - Finalist
2016 Abury Design Winner
WINNER of the 2016 Abury Design Experience. Abury provided the experience of designing a collection with leather smithers in Morocco. During this opportunity, he create the “Windows & Doorways” Collection.