03/08/2013 02:57 pm ET Updated May 08, 2013

Meet This Classically Trained Barber-Turned-Leather Artisan

Early in our conversation at his workshop on a cold fall morning, Kenton Sorenson was waxing poetic about haircutting when he said, "I create lines and shapes that express a contemporary universal desire."

The same could be said of his leather craft.

On his website it's written, "necessity is so often the mother of invention." Kenton's appreciation for vegetable-tanned leather - leather that is tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in vegetable matter, such as tree bark - began 36 years ago when he created a case for his hair shears.

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