Above the Fray applies unconventional design to create minimalist everyday carry.
We love pushing the boundaries of a material's basic properties by experimenting with how it can be transformed into functional items in its purest form.
Our designs reflect a straightforward assembly through seamless construction, honoring tangible, hands-on work. Most pieces are formed using simple hand tools governed by traditional craftsmanship. We believe that making items by hand fosters community and empowerment.
We think innovation and excellence can be achieved by combining the best of many worlds - old and new, industrial and artisanal, utilitarian and aesthetic - which is our approach to design and manufacturing.
We've been featured as Emerging Designer-Maker at the Summer 2014 New York NOW lifestyle trade exhibition, and also on Uncrate, BuzzFeed, Carryology, Business Insider, Everyday Carry, Conde Nast Traveller and more.