The two days we spent at Frank Clegg’s Fall River, MA workshop were like an apprenticeship at the feet of a leather master. Your experience viewing this video will be the same.

CRAFT. The Frank Clegg Edition.

MEET FRANK CLEGG


"To be better you have to be different."

These turned out to be some of the most important words my father ever told me.

Since childhood, I have always been fascinated with how things are made and love working with my hands. As a young boy, I enjoyed the process of making new things from found objects. The drive to create something original and new has always been part of who I am. Working with leather captured my imagination and soon became a true passion.

After graduating from Babson College with an MBA, my entrepreneurial skills were ripe and I decided to take my hobby and turn it into a business. My goal then, as it continues to be now, is to design and make leather goods of uncompromised design and quality. My great grandfather had been a tanner back in England, so I guess you could say leather is in the blood.

Both of my parents were instrumental in the early years as well. My mother was a talented seamstress and my father set standards in both life and business that I have always tried to maintain. For more than 40 years, this passionate dedication to quality has helped the Frank Clegg brand achieve and maintain a reputation as one of the finest makers of leather goods in the world.

A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years. A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop.  This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years.

A series of photos from our two days with Mr. Clegg at his Fall River, Massachusetts workshop. ¬†This bag was made without any prior design specifications as Frank worked with the leather to fit two buckles he’d been saving for several years.