Origin's founder Marc Liss grew up on the Canadian prairies in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At a very young age he fell in love with drawing and from then on the creative process was an ever present part of his life. Always on the lookout for new challenges, Marc endeavoured to make his first wooden ring in 2010 and five years later he completed his first knife. Today these two crafts are at the forefront of his work with Origin Handcrafted Goods, with new interests still finding their way into the workshop.
Kayla, a fellow prairie kid, and partner in business and life, takes more of a "wizard behind the curtain" role at Origin. She keeps the baby away from the knives, makes sure the house still standing, and gets to exercise her creative talents with the books, website development, photography, and sometimes dabbles in the workshop when there's time.