You could say it was a leap of faith when we decided to move our cozy home tucked in urban Southeast Portland to a new home and Walnut Studiolo workspace on the rural, craggy Oregon CoastContinue reading

We are so in love with our new coastal home in Nehalem, Oregon.
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If left out in direct sunshine too long, dappled with mud, or doused in a rainstorm, vegetable-tanned leather can lose its luster. That first hint of dry-ness is a sign that it’s time to take care of your leather with a gentle cleaning and a light conditioning treatment. We recommend taking care of your leather […]

Vegetable-tanned hides

We often get requests for our leather products in specific colors of leather, like bright orange or white. There is a difference between the two most commonly-used kinds of leather tanning processes, and and this difference explains why we can’t make those kinds of candy colors. Although there are many kinds of tanning, we’re going to talk […]

Allow me to get on a soapbox for a moment. We just got an unsolicited email from a Chinese “leather” belt manufacturer offering to make our products for us. In it, they attached a price sheet. This blows my mind. What most people think they see as a nice leather belt at the store literally costs […]

Once in a while, I get an email from a customer who really, really likes our stuff, but wishes we didn’t make it out of leather. I’m sympathetic to the need to live ethically and to make purchases that reflect our own ethics. I am interested in exploring new, non-petroleum-based materials, but there are a few reasons […]

“What kind of leather do you you use? I assume it’s genuine leather? Could you tell me where you source it from?” -Jason Great questions, Jason. The leather we use is the real deal. It is the same leather used for horse bridles and equestrian gear. It is meant to harness rearing horses and be outdoors […]