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. While I was making the bag, my love for leatherworking overtook my love for architecture. Once I finished the bag, I knew my life would never be the same. 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, unconventional 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 you will get the exact same thing every time you buy the same leather product. Lucky for you, there are plenty of leather companies out there that will work hard to make the same thing over and over again. 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