Claflin, Thayer & Co. is a Berkeley-based sewing and design studio run by Liz Thayer. An inveterate artist, Liz spent a decade designing shoes and accessories for fashion retailers on both coasts, all the while creating her own leather pieces and accessories on the side. The gift for craftsmanship runs in her blood: her collection of whimsical creations is named after her great-grandfather’s boot and shoe manufacturing company, who ran the business from the late 1800s until it closed in 1930.