Leather is an expensive material and leathercrafting is time-intensive work, so makers want to make sure they select the most cost-effective leather for the job, and time is money. But beyond basic leather choice and color, there are a lot of other decisions to make on which leather to use for which products.
In this post, we’ll explain what else you should look for when deciding whether a product is quality – meaning, is it using the right leather for the right purpose to ensure a long and useful life. Plus – why maker-made matters.Continue reading
After leather has been split at the tannery into full grain, top grain, or other splits, it is tanned. Tanning is the ancient process of removing perishable natural oils from animal hides and preserving it with tannins or other substances for a long life.
In this post we’ll explain the most common tanning processes: vegetable-tanning and mineral-tanning, plus briefly, other kinds of tanning.Continue reading
Presenting our newest design! This all-leather bin pull is perfect for tidy drawer faces. The shape of our bin pull mimics the look of vintage metal bin pulls, but it’s made with sturdy leather, warm to the touch and soft on impact.
Like Portland’s Morrison bridge, our bin pull is a clever feat of industrial design, utilizing hefty American-sourced equestrian leather for opening even the heaviest of drawers.
“The Morrison” bin pull is handcrafted, sustainable, and always American-made in our Oregon workshop.
We use the same, high quality, vegetable-tanned leather that has always traditionally been used for equestrian sport, so it’s a natural outdoor material (saddles, reins, bridles, etc). Our American vegetable-tanned leather is infused with waxes in the tannery to stand up to horse sweat, mud, and rain – in other words, just like riding a bicycle!
Announcing our newest design! A small leather tab is perfect for small spaces, tight corners, and lightweight doors. Named for the graceful Gothic arches of Portland’s St. Johns Bridge, our tab pull is handcrafted, sustainable, and always American-made in our Oregon workshop.
It’s time to get organized! Our newly expanded Leather Drawer Pulls collection offers an inspiring overlay of style to your home. Introducing an entirely new collection with 6 new leather handle designs in 3 hand-dyed colors and 2 hardware finishes. Continue reading
Here are some tips for differentiating between hand-crafted, bench-made, and machine-made leather goods.