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I'm a Maker Because...with KC Mack

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Miniviews series - No. 62 with KC Mack

You’ve landed on the sixty-second installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.

KC Mack makes handmade leather goods from repurposed, vintage baseball mitts. KC started and runs Mack Provisions, making these leather goods in the PNW. Mack Provisions sells handmade wallets, key clips, and other leather products, each with their own unique history and natural patina, to customers around the world.

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I'm a Maker Because...

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What inspires you to keep making things?

"What inspires me to continue my craft is the process of taking something unusable and turning it into an everyday carry item. Vintage baseball mitts typically collect dust, dry out, then deteriorate away. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving them a second life."

What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?

"Don’t give up. If it’s your dream to turn your craft into your everyday job, then make it happen. I quit my day job to run Mack Provisions full time. Sure, there’s been some hard times. With some patience, gumption and grit, I successfully do my dream job everyday."

"If it’s your dream to turn your craft into your everyday job, then make it happen..." — KC Mack

KC Mack and Lindsay Smithberg - Mack Provisions leather goods

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