To wrap up the year, HDH has collaborated with the woman behind Spring, Finn & Co. for our final 2014 Makers Alongside edition. Meet Talin Spring, a French expat, mother of two, and a wonderfully talented leather-craftswoman.
Talin was born in Istanbul to a European family and grew up in France. Her family was skilled in various mediums such as sewing and shoe making. Surrounded by a home of hand-made creations, Talin gained an appreciation for the great value of the hand.
Following her graduate studies at Columbia University in NY, Talin returned to Paris with her husband. After a twelve-year banking career and two children, she began to play with the idea of reorienting her career toward an artistic area. In preparation for this path, she took night classes in various studio and art history courses at ´Ecole Duperré. Then in 2002 after moving to Marseille and ending her banking career, she began her craft. Before beginning her own company, she spent time freelancing for French clothing companies as a designer where she was further enthused by the artisans and design and craft process.
Finally in 2011, Talin established Spring, Finn & Co. in Minneapolis where she now resides. Her leather works of bags and accessories, like HDH, are of chic minimal yet utilitarian designs in limited edition or one-of-a-kind. Her works are of only top grade American leather and canvas and hand stitching. Additionally, the highest level of quality is applied to every phase of each piece, assuring a beautiful result that lasts a lifetime. We are proud to close out the year with Spring, Finn & Co.!
Photos by Paul Vincent.