Namu Leather Goods is owned and run by us, Whale and Christine, since 2018. We design and hand make all our products including stitching, so each item has its own unique and special detail.
We opened Namu Leather Goods at Alderley, Brisbane in 2021. It's a studio | shop | filter coffee and tea bar where we:
make and sell our leather goods
serve filter coffee, tea and cold house made drinks only
teach workshops and
sell tea, coffee beans, stationery from Japan, tea-ware from South Korea and curated selections of handmade goods from around Australia.
| Namu // 나무 | meaning tree in Korean, was decided as our name as we wished for our business to sprout, grow and branch out like a tree. We also hope that our products resemble the nature of trees, by lasting for a long time and revealing its charm, characteristics and value as it ages.
We purchase our leather from selected tanneries in Italy and mainly use full grain vegetable- tanned leather which is leather that has gone through a tanning process that uses materials from organic ingredients such as bark instead of chemicals. It is of high quality and ages timelessly.
Pieces sold at Namu include: pouches, wallets, camera accessories, bags and many more. We occasionally combine up-cycled materials and collaborate with local artists and makers to create one-off pieces.
For our packaging, we mainly use compostable mailers or reusable boxes and plastic- free wrapping and tapes. At Namu, we are still looking for sustainable alternatives.
Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy using your Namu product.
Love from Whale, Christine and Aiko
WHERE TO FIND US
OUR STUDIO SHOP:
Shop 1, 95 Samford Road
Alderley, Brisbane QLD 4051
*Corner of Camborne St and Samford Road
**Park on Camborne Street, Alderley. Please do not park behind the shop as it's private residential parking.
Tuesday- Sunday: 9am- 4pm
* Closed Monday
2022 MARKETS/ POP UP:
July 22- 24
Side by Side
Finders Keepers Market