Here is a list of our most recent Press and past Events, for posterity.
Awl Together Leather has been grateful to be able to speak to the Press about our opening (and continued offerings!).
It’s a huge part of our ethos to be involved in community events that promote sustainability and accessibility. If you have an event you think we would be a great fit for (as a participant, sponsor, etc), please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Concordia University Alumni – Revitalizing the Cobbler Profession (July 14th, 2021) – Tess sat down with Concordia’s Alumni Association to talk about the impact Concordia had on her life and career, and how she came into shoe repair and leatherwork.
Crafted Vancouver – A Repairable Future (May 4th, 2021) – We had a great time talking with Fran about sustainability, reparability, and the allure of beautiful, handmade goods.
Vancouver is Awesome – Check out Vancouver’s trio of queer women cobblers (VIDEO) (April 9th, 2021) – Thor from Vancouver is Awesome came by to interview us, just before we opened to the public, to talk about being a minority in the Vancouver (and Canadian/Global) cobbling scene.
z95.3 – The Big Free Plug on Z95.3 with Kid Carson (April 22nd, 2021) – Ariss spoke with Kid Carson on Z95.3 about opening a business in Covid!
We joined the Virtual Repair Workshop on July 28th, 2021! This event was co-hosted with our local fantastic repair organizations: the Metro Vancouver Repair Cafe, Repair Matters, Frameworq, and Free Geek. From hand-sewing repairs to leather care, from dyeing to gluing, we helped provide DIY fixes for all sorts of shoes, garments, and leather goods! In addition, we offered assistance on darning, patching, and mending textile goods.
We collaborated with The Learnary to host a Stitchery Event on June 20th, 2021! We had a blast, giving a tour of the shop, talking about our hopes for Awl Together, and then joining in on the collective handstitching circle – as makers ourselves.
And of course, our Kickstarter! This ran from April 4th to May 4th, 2020. We set a $10 000 goal, which we reached in 36 hours. After adding stretch goals, we were able to reach a total of $22 544. We are so so grateful to our community, who truly came out to support us on this fundraising journey.