In 2013, after I graduated from architecture school, I decided to make myself a messenger bag out of an old suede coat I got at the thrift store. I needed a creative outlet to relieve stress, and I also needed a bag. Once I finished the bag, I took one look at it and knew my life would never be the same. At that moment, my love affair with leather began. Since then, I have never stopped trying to create leather goods that are unique, unexpected, and just plain fun. As the business has grown, I have worked hard to establish a brand that is synonymous with quality construction, bright colors, unexpected color combinations, and one-of-a-kind designs. Recently, with the addition of new equipment, I was glad to be able to hire my sons, Alex and Noah, who are both on the autism spectrum. Having them by my side has taught me how to see things from a very different perspective, and how important it is to be your truest, one and only self, no matter what everyone else is doing. And that is the same way we see our products.
Maybe it seems unusual to put genuineness over perfection, diversity over uniformity, and embrace unexpected outcomes, but these are the mantras that make us unique to this industry. Being a company comprised of atypical individuals, we truly relate to the imperfect castoffs that often do not make the cut in a traditional leather craft setting. We understand if you prefer knowing that you will get the exact same thing every time you order the same leather good. Lucky for you, there are other leather companies out there that go out of their way to do that. We typically produce consistent results, but we’re not opposed to the occasional wild card, especially if it means using more of our precious hides. Leatherworking is an adventure, and we are just leaving a little more of it in our designs.
Owner, Designer, Artist
Goddess of the Moon Leatherworks