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Tools of The Trade: Robin Fitzsimons

Tools of The Trade: Robin Fitzsimons

Robin Fitzsimons is the maker, designer and owner of Fitzy, a shop that offers handmade modern vegetable leather goods from Toronto (AKA Terano, Tronno etc. according to her newest tote).

A few months ago, I shared a post and photoshoot of my favorite products from her line (which included the coolest fanny-pack ever), and today, I’m thrilled to have Robin back to share a behind the scenes look at her process, must-have tools and the objects she uses everyday to make her impressive products.

Visit her Instagram for more fun from Robin and her studio.

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There are so many tools that make my life easier, from my grid ruler, to my iPhone, to my growing stack of business books, but the thing that I really can’t live without is my network of bad-ass business ladies (and dudes).

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Fitzy is currently a one woman show; so it’s usually pretty quiet around the water cooler, which is why it’s so important to have a great network of biz buddies, who are just a text away. No one better understands what it’s like to run your own business than people who are doing it too.

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They’re always there to bounce ideas off of, answer questions, share resources, and vice versa. About once a month, Said the King and I co-host a meet up for creative business owners at this very table, and it’s awesome.