Our story

Cherry Brand studio is a Tasmanian producer of premium leather goods built on two main principles, durability and function. Founded in 2014 by craftsman Mark Benz, Cherry Brand products are designed and handmade in Hobart using traditional leather craft techniques. The name Cherry pays homage to Mark’s family heritage.

Growing up surrounded by carpenters, wood turners and cabinetmakers inspired Mark to pursue his creative interests. Initially starting as a hobby in 2011, Mark quickly gained confidence working with leather as his passion for the ageless craft evolved. As a craftsman he has researched a variety of leather production methods and travelled to visit tanneries throughout Australia and Europe. At Cherry Brand we carefully select superior materials for the production of our designs. 

Pilgrim wallet