Introducing Rory Harker, Diplomat of a New Era 2017
Diplomático rum's first Diplomat of a New Era 2017 is graphic designer Rory Harker, co-founder of luxury kid goat leather manufacturer Billy Tannery
You'd expect a graphic designer-turned-fashion maverick to have a close eye and a steady hand. That's exactly what Rory Harker possesses. As co-founder and creative director of Billy Tannery – which makes luxury leather goods from kid goat leather, and also sets out to write some wrongs inherent in the goat meat trade in the process – he brings a sense of cool collectedness to his business.
"Billy Tannery is purely based on the discovery that there's this a fantastic raw material that is currently going to waste," he says in his video, "and we can have the opportunity to make something beautiful from it."
Photograph by David Harrison