Mihkel Männik (on the left) and Martin Saar, two of the three men behind the Tallinna Naha/töö/koda or leather workshop set up shop in Solarise keskus (center) in midtown Tallinn for the entire month of detsember, showing off handmade items previously only seen and sold online.
The mood was reminiscent of a päkapiku (elf) workshop and also quite familiar to anyone who has spent time at Jõekääru suvekodu camp north of Toronto decorating leather items with Endel Ruberg or Jaan Veenpere.
People were invited to make their own võtme/hoidja (key chain) or badge bearing their name tasuta (for free) and with every purchase nime/tähed (initials) were also stamped on free of charge.
The business’s official English name is Tallinn Craftory and their website is www.nahk.ee.
They also have a facebook page and proudly advertise their wares as being 100% kohalik saadus, 100% local product.
Riina Kindlam, Tallinn