We loved the result of our last Makers Alongside collaboration with Spring Finn & Co that we couldn’t resist another joint project with this small MN business. Get to know the woman behind it all, 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.
To purchase the Spring Finn & Co. x HDH Belt, visit our website. You can also purchase our Spring Finn & Co. x HDH Tote Bag in the sale section of our website! For more on Talin and her company, visit her website and follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
Photos by Paul Vincent.