modern design. traditional craftsmanship.
Australian native, Tom Schell, has always loved creating with his hands, no matter the medium, but it wasn't until the summer of 2012 that he started working with fine leather. In the interest of making his wife, Brit, a leather clutch, a passion was quickly ignited and Richard Paige was born.
We strive to create thoughtful, modern designs in the true artisanal way by using our hands and basic tools to make leather bags and accessories. As we are dedicated to ensuring we do not contribute to excess waste, our products are mindfully produced on made-to-order basis in our studio in Adelaide, Australia.
We work with vegetable tanned leather, an incredibly durable material that will last a lifetime. Due to the lack of synthetic chemicals in the centuries-old tanning process, the leather is susceptible to imperfections and changing color. We think this is a beautiful property of this leather as it will wear in and age with you, getting better & more unique with time.