At Work With Stash Co.

At Work With Stash Co via A Beautiful MessWe are excited to welcome Kelly Amber Garcia to the blog today to share a little bit about the inner workings of Stash Co!

Beautiful DetailsStash Co. via A Beautiful Mess"My name is Kelly Amber Garcia and I am the Operations Chief of Stash Co in Sealy, Texas. We design and build leather goods and furnishings. Specializing in the use of reclaimed textiles + woods, and new North American Bison and Brazilian Hair Hides."

Beautiful LeatherBeautiful light"We are a small artisan business with strong focus on providing unique goods and individualized customer satisfaction. Our days are fluid and occasionally unpredictable. We often joke that if one of us even steps out for 15 minutes, at least 5 new exciting things happen. This has seriously happened to me when I’ve gone down the road to make  a UPS drop off… maybe four times. haha.

I love that no two days are the same here at Stash Co. Since we put mindful production above everything, we are currently a small operation and therefore we wear a lot of hats. We do it all from taking out the trash and scrubbing the walls to scouting materials and building merchandise. Our task list is endless and keeps us excited to come to work everyday."

Fun paintingsStash Co. SuppliesGorgeous old building that houses Stash Co"My favorite thing about our workspace is that everything that we use right down to the space we are in is repurposed for us to carry out our job. The space we are in was first created for building mattresses, then Cheryl’s (Stash Co Owner) grandparents used the space for a decorating center, which is still running at the front of the building, and now we utilize the majority of the factory to design, build and sell bags. 

We use a lot of traditional bootmaker/leather worker tools as well as repurposing other items to fit our needs such as woodworkers clamps, a customized vacuum press, office binder clips, and one of my favorites, the customized drill press for sanding and punching."

At Work With Stash CoKelly Amber Garcia for Stash CoBeautiful bobbins"Stash has been collecting unique containers for more than 20 years. You will find most of our tools in old toolboxes, coffee cans, vintage mail sorting cart, garden crates, milk crates, cotton baskets, recycled pin cases, and a variety of other individual organizers. Again, the majority of the space, tools and organizers have been repurposed to fit our needs as bag builders.

Everyone has a Belgium garden crate on there work tables with their name in chalk on the front to case our workorders, tools, notebooks, ect… Inside my crate I keep a giant mason jar for all my most often used tools (scissors, rotary, scratch awl, lighter, etc…) and a small tray of thing I will need throughout the build process." 

Beautiful Stash Co BagBeautiful suppliesStash CoThanks so much, Kelly, for sharing Stash with us. Be sure to stop by and check out Stash Co, and don't forget to visit Kelly over at her blog Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno! xo.

  • sounds amazing.. I always imagine to go to place like this, knowing how to make some leather goods, it’s must be amazing experience. Thank you for shared a lot of pretty pict. 🙂

    Rist!
    http://ristlicious.blogspot.com/

  • Thank you ladies for your support of Kelly and of Stash Co. We wanted to extend our thanks further by offering 10% off all orders for you and your readers. Please come visit the sight and enter

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    Natalie Upton
    Business Director
    www.stashco.myshopify.com

  • Wow. The workshop looks amazing. So much beautiful leather and endless inspiration! The bags they create are stunning!

  • I love the photos. Job well done! 🙂

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  • I can’t imagine how much work it must be to hand-make something from leather…

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  • This is so intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

    Xo
    Dana Ivy
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  • Oh wow what a cool looking place to work!

    Also, just wanted to say that I am loving this series! It’s so fun to get little pieces of what other people’s lives and workplaces look like! It’s like Dirty Jobs, except Awesome Jobs.

  • I love everything about this company! It is a dream of mine to start my own babe like this, and I love hearing other people’s inspirations and stories. Thanks for sharing!

  • Love seeing other ppl’s work spaces! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  • Oh wow, this looks like heaven! xx
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  • Such a good insight! 🙂 I work for a big UK handbag manufacturer based in Somerset so it’s cool to see things on a different scale!

    Rosie x

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

  • Thank’s for sharing. I love this post…and the photos are amazing!!!!

    www.psychocandyvintage.com

  • Oh, my goodness. Their bags are gorgeous! Such an awesome company 🙂

  • Love their space!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • This is so so interesting! Thanks for sharing this story!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

  • Thanks for sharing this! I love artisan hand-crafted products and will definitely be doing some shopping with Stash Co in the near future.
    ~Tina
    http://ohhappychartreuse.wordpress.com

  • She is so pretty!

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  • Wow their business workspace looks really cool! Their products also look good.

  • Wow! Gorgeous photos! Seriously beautiful place and dear lord that bag is beautiful! x

  • Oh what a wonderful building! Loving the bag!

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Erica
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

  • wow, this looks likes such an idylic place to work, love that they’re in a place with such heritage
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  • That warehouse is an amazing place… It looks like the smell is sooo good !

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  • Oh I adore this post, the photos are just adorable and loveable! Thank you for shareing!

  • This actually looks like perfect working place! Great photos 😉

  • Wow, leather goods are something I have always considered WAAAAY out of reach. This is really impressive!

    Lydia
    lupinelydia.blogspot.com

  • I love these ‘at work with’ posts, Nosy by nature, I am always fascinated to see how others work in a space. I am very jealous of their ruler collection!!

  • That building looks so lovely! as does everything else 🙂 xx

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  • i love the bueno blog! those girls have got some great style. i just got back from a seattle trip and could’ve used one of those gorgeous bags to lug around my camera and all my things.

  • I have family in Sealy!!! I was wondering what that pretty building was always used for! Now I know!

    Melinda

  • Aww, pretty photos and what a great business. I love the bag! I like how they store their materials and tools too!
    – Becky xox

    www.adaintyfawn.blogspot.co.uk

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