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Gilbert entrepreneur Jacob Elggren knew he wanted to create everyday products that would be long-lasting and attractive. This brought him to his material of choice: leather. “I wanted something durable,” says Elggren, a former accountant. “Something that’s not consumed over and over again.” He launched Andar in 2015 with his debut collection of “minimalist leather wallets.” The business took off quickly, and Elggren says he realized he could tap into crafting other commonplace products like...


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