I was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2011, I followed my heart to the incredible city of Vancouver, BC. and it was there, that Raphael Quality Goods Co. was established.

The Raphael Quality Goods Co. studio, having returned to Australia, operates as an extension of my background in Design and Architecture. These elements continue to influence both my creative process and design sensibilities.

Ultimately, my love for Leatherwork and creating useful, beautiful and unique lifestyle products has developed into my true passion and a mastered skill. At the heart of every product is a driven focus on originality and uncompromising quality of both material and craftsmanship. 

James Raphael