By: ajbarse | June 03, 2018

We are back from our station break, and we have a packed episode with a trifecta of PNW American makers! Meet Terry of ToxicNatos (with a killer intro to our episode), Nicki of ::found:: Leather Goods, and Erica from Art Wood. All that and more on this episode of the Bellingham Podcast

PNW001 with ToxicNATO (TGN edition)

Intro by Terry of ToxicNATOS (thanks Terry!)

“We believe in beautifully designed, functional products. ToxicNATOs strives to deliver the highest-quality straps, with exceptional hardware, chamfered-durable holes and soft yet long-lasting webbing. No need to look any further we also provide watch repair, and watch accessories to fulfill your every need.

Terry believes that they”are you personal "shopper”” If you are having issues figuring out what works for your watch, whether it be spring bars/straps/watch repair he can help you find out the best solution within your means.

Proud to be a veteran owned, small family business based in beautiful sunny Colorado Springs.”
Chris proudly wears - ToxicNatos Shiznit BlackOut with 1.4mm thick herringbone weave nylon and Toxic Rogue BlackOut Admiralty Grey with 1.4mm zuluz weave nylon.

Nicki ::Found:: Leather Goods

Found Leather Interview

Nicki Lang; FOUNDer and owner of ::found:: Leather goods
“Found Leather Goods is a Pacific Northwest leather goods company handcrafting unique leather bags and accessories using thoughtfully procured, high-quality leather and durable hardware. Each piece is designed, cut, and sewn in our 100+ year old studio in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham Washington.”
We believe that Makers and Artists create more than just goods—We can create good with the work of our hands. ”
“The human spirit longs to be inspired by beauty. Our brains are thirsty for creativity. And if our community (global and local) thrives on supporting small-batch makers, then in that act of commerce and connectedness, our hope is that you, too, will be able to lean more fully into your own pursuit of beauty and imagination.”
Phone: (206) 920-9784
1000 Harris Ave. Studio #14
Bellingham, WA 98225

Semi-regular studio hours:
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 9am-2pm-ish
or by appointment

Erica: Artwood

Artwood Interview

Erica Hume, manager, “The Glue”,

Artwood is a cooperative gallery located in the heart of Bellingham's historic Fairhaven district.

“Each piece in this inviting woodworking gallery is designed and made by an individual artist. Your senses will be delighted in the graceful lines of a rocking chair, the smoothness of a chair arm, the tones of a wooden ukulele, or the scent of an aromatic cedar box.
The work of Artwood's 8 active woodworking members and about 90 other artists and crafts people are represented here, fine woodworking complemented by items in a variety of other media.”



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Sun: 11am-5pm


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Bellingham, WA 98225
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