GreatBags & Maple Leather Co.

GreatBags & Maple Leather Co.

About The Artist

Seymour Mondshein • Rosemont, NJ

We strive to create work of lasting beauty, designs which are lightweight, durable and functional. In that process, we use only the finest materials available and the highest levels of craftsmanship. Seymour Mondshein started making bags at the age of eleven in the back of his father’s Maple Fur Shop in Newark, New Jersey. The couple met when Lisa Martin came to New Jersey to be the Textiles artist-in-residence at Peters Valley Craft Center, and the rest is history.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Using a variety of materials: Nylon, Leather, zippers, webbing and Jacquard fabrics; we cut and Sew to create functional bags for you to carry what you need with style.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Over the years, the positive feedback and ideas received from customers has brought passion to our creative process. We strive to create what people need to improve their daily lives through what we make.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Our work is very lightweight to carry and the designs are detailed with many features that provide functionality.