"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.