Vintage inspired fine leather sporting goods & accessories for the discerning player.
With modern sporting goods brands turning toward mass produced products with flashy designs made from cheap imitation materials i.e. PU leathers (often with harmful chemicals and poor quality) The MVP is going back to the 'old school' design & manufacturing process.
The MVP collection is handmade in small batches by artisans who have spent their lives learning the art of crafting beautiful and practical sports & recreation goods from fine leathers & exotic timber. Our commitment is that each item bearing The MVP name has been made with the utmost attention to detail and respect for our craft.
About the Founder
Josh Carmody, born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand has been heavily involved in sport from a young age playing at a high level/representative across several sporting codes. Josh was ‘that guy’ who always had a ball or bat in hand everywhere he went…never going to the beach or on a road trip without a selection of sports gear in the back of the car.
Motivated by a European summer excursion in 2013 which saw him fall in love with the games Bocce & Frescobol - whilst un-inspired by the design and quality of sets available Josh made it his mission to design the perfect Bocce set (with leather carry bag) & Frescobol set (with NZ timber & a leather grip) on his return to New Zealand.
What began as a hobby designing only a few products for personal use in 2014 ignited a passion and with extensive market research Josh uncovered the lack of premium sports & recreation goods available with vintage aesthetic appeal. Josh has since made it his mission to fill this gap in the market with the creation of 'The MVP' and expansion into a number of focus categories.
In short time The MVP has developed into a recognized International sporting goods brand with loyal customers in all corners of the globe. The MVP has partnered with some of the biggest retailers, collaborated with leading brands, designers, sporting organizations, athletes & celebrities and seen accolades from world renowned media outlets & publications like British GQ, The Wall Street Journal & Fox Business.
MVP Founder Josh Carmody pictured above in his element (playing Frescobol).