We’re not sustainability experts, but we do think and care about our environmental footprint and ethics in our business choices. We use exclusively full grain vegetable-tanned cowhide in our business, and we believe this is the most sustainable choice.

In this post we’ll discuss why we believe this is a sustainable choice, and explore what other sustainability considerations customers have with leather.

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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 […]

 Why buy from a small and local retailer or maker? Here are my thoughts:   Because we want choices. A community filled with lots of small businesses is the best way to ensure diversity and innovation in our product choices. Rather than one centrally-located buyer deciding what the whole nation wants, a multitude of small businesses, […]