I’d like to introduce my good friend, Yaching Lan from Taiwan, who does handmade leather products – under her brand: TzaBa 喳吧. We first met each other three years ago when we participated in a handmade market in Macau, also we’ve been together to Japan to participate in Design Festa in Tokyo last year (blog post here). On my trip to Taiwan last month, I visited her studio in Keelung. I couldn’t help but share this lovely space with you…
Her studio is filled with rustic rural ambiance (she loves vintage things!) with all wooden furniture and the smell of genuine leather. The neat and minimalist interior accompanied by soft music playing, makes the atmosphere even more cozy. It’s a small space full of warmness and laughter.
TzaBa utilizes genuine leather to create lifestyle products such as card holders, bracelets, books, notebooks, keychains, vase decorations, stationery cases, a variety of bags and many more creative goods. The main principle behind the brand is to use leftover leather as the main media, retaining the original look of leather, without wasting any parts to make the most out of it to craft them into freestyle design products.
Occasionally, TzaBa also holds mini DIY classes for people who would like to make something for themselves. Items to be made could be arranged by Yaching, or based on customer’s needs.
One of the most favorite items is the keychain for charity. Made of leftover leather slices, customers are welcome to choose the pieces they like and Yaching will stamp the words they requested. All revenues from these keychains will be donated to charity associations in Taiwan. Isn’t that great? I’m touched by her sincere intention, thus, I ordered some pieces for Christmas gifts this year 😉
Yaching is the calmest and most polite lady I know! If you happen to go to Keelung, you might as well visit her studio and have a chit-chat with her!
Address: 臺灣基隆市中正區義一路154號 / No.154, Yi 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City 202, Taiwan
Open time: Mon-Sat. 13:00-18:00 (by reservation)
Line: tzaba / Ph: +886 921 802 146
Email: [email protected]
TzaBa 喳吧 MISSION:
Save the most free time for family,
Save the most cozy space for friends,
Save the most special leather wallet for you,
TzaBa was born!
Let’s chit-chat together!