farmer’s racer portrait by Olof Elm
Farmer’s racer is making traditional workwear, based on the venue of craft, shared know-how, and sustainability. The smal workshop is located on the edge of the large spruce forests of the south east of Sweden. An area renowned for craftsmanship, farming and red barns. This heritage is used to design workwear and every day accessories from ecological textiles and veg tanned leather. Some products are totally hand made, some are tailored using vintage sewing machines. Things made in this workshop should last a life time in the hands of a caring owner.
The tradition of farmer’s racer dates back to times when going to work meant leaving home for several days. Food, clothing and tools were sharing space in a one compartment bag brought on every daytime adventure. The top opening made it possible to use the bag on any transportation. Bicycles, mopeds, tractors or just over the shoulder of the walking owner. This bag have been made by farmer’s racer since 2012, and is still the main item made in this workshop. The same tradition is now implemented in new craft goods made to last for generations.
Buying is done the old way. There are no buy-button or specific shop on farmer’s racer. Orders are placed via mail, and payment is arranged using PayPal or other card services. Most craft is made-to-order, and only a few items are tailored in advance to be able to display the models and design. Taxfree export and shipping costs are calculated together with the customer.
Lars Gustavsson – founder and craftsman of farmer’s racer
Made by farmer’s racer:
14,5 liter waxed canvas bag with leather lining and details………….€290
12,2 liter waxed canvas bag with leather lining and details………….€270
Veg tanned leather case A4 size. Hand sewn…………………………€400
A5 size. Hand sewn…………………………€300