Say hello to this month's local in the spotlight, Daniel Wright of W Durable Goods.
Calling: The husband-wife team of W Durable Goods opened shop a few doors away from the entrance to the Historic Stockyards District on Fort Worth's Northside in 2014. As of November, the duo can now be found off Foch Street in the West 7th Street District in a space that serves both manufacturing and retail needs.
"Inspired by nostalgia" is their mantra, which shows up in every piece of fine travel gear, hand-stitched leather accessory and repurposed vintage item in their studio and store. "We make what no one else does and offer a lifetime guarantee."
Daniel studied 1900s-era design work to inform his creations, which earned W Durable Goods a design finalist designation in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards competition. The work that conjures up ideas of Civil War, World War I and World War II quality craftsmanship began in a 1912 building in the heart of the city's most historic community.
Specialty: W Durable Goods create items from the best American leather, canvas, twill and vintage fabrics that can be procured. The two design products for functionality, handcrafting the majority of items in their store, often sitting down with clients to sketch and design before making.
Hometown pride: Fort Worth's whole-hearted reception of Daniel and Stephanie's integrity warrants expansion to yet another exceptionally popular part of town.
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