Meg Farrell has dabbled in just about every creative endeavor you can think of—knitting, crochet, photography, painting, and silk screening, to name a few. “I was just searching,” she says. “Nothing felt entirely satisfying until I found leather-goods making. It took me a long time to get to here.”
Farrell & Co. started out with a single question Meg asked herself when she was a frustrated farmer in rural Maine: “Could I make my own leather wallet?” The simple, clean leather goods she was attracted to were wildly out of her price range, and her experience—and degree from Parsons—got her researching. After she crafted her own billfold (and a few others as gifts), people started asking her, “Can I give you money for that?”—and Meg started envisioning the potential of building a business.
From there, it was all about developing a line filled with the sort of pieces she herself longed for—like, for instance, an envelope-style shoulder bag and a shrunken-down backpack. “I watched Felicity on Netflix this winter,” she laughs. “She has this leather mini backpack that I was obsessed with.” —genevieve ang
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