The top grain leather is vegetable tanned, creating rich, warm colors from earthy elements like vegetables and bark. Gentle on the environment, the process retains the leather’s ingrained markings while it becomes soft and supple with use.
Founder Achara Masoodi is a self-taught designer who empowers independent artisans in Bangkok. ABOVE THE FRAY selects each individual hide, then cuts the shapes out on a hand-powered machine in a decades-old Bangkok workshop. They finish each piece by hand with a beeswax burnish.
The earbuds organizer is light enough to stay attached when listening to music. And the PowerPlay smartly organizes the cord and heavy brick on MacBook chargers. It helps prevent scratching, and because the leather is breathable, you can keep the charger inside even when it’s plugged in.
By cleverly combining traditional craft and modern function, ABOVE THE FRAY’s designs will fit flawlessly into your everyday life.