crafted from the source
kumu scratch is a design studio and shop which focuses on leather handbags and home decor composed of raw-natural materials. KUMU SCRATCH WAS FOUNDED IN THE SUMMER OF 2016 by maker jennifer lazo. Her BACKGROUND IN ART + DESIGN MIXED WITH HER LOVE OF hawaii's NATURAL RESOURCES CONTINUALLY INFORMS HER DESIGN + STYLE.
IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE THE WORD "KUMU" LOOSELY TRANSLATES TO "THE SOURCE" OR "THE TEACHER". AS A MAKER, JEN'S PRODUCTS ARE THE SOURCE OF HER CREATIVITY AND PASSION. THE NAME IS A REFLECTION OF THE SOURCE OF NATURE THAT COMPOSE THE MATERIALS IN USE – COWHIDE, deer hide, BRASS, GOLD, and silver, . THESE ELEMENTS DERIVED FROM THE EARTH CONNECT US TO THE SOURCE OF EVERYTHING. KUMU SCRATCH'S JEWELRY + LEATHER GOODS ARE A WAY OF SHARING ELEMENTAL NATURE WITH YOU. THE WORD "SCRATCH" SIMPLY REFERENCES THE DESIGN PROCESS IN WHICH YOU "START FROM SCRATCH."