About Merchant Leather
Merchant Leather is a designer and producer of classically styled, handmade leather goods. A firm believer in whatever the opposite of fast fashion is, Merchant Leather goods are simply, yet timelessly designed and built for everyday use, for generations to come. Merchant Leather bags and accessories are made one at a time and proudly carried around the world.
All Merchant Leather goods are made entirely without machines – each piece is cut, punched, saddled-stitched and finished by hand. The best top-grain, vegetable tanned leather in the world is paired with hand-waxed linen thread and solid brass hardware to make functional art that will soften and patina with use.
Merchant Leather also strives to pass on the tradition of working with leather by teaching students of all ages the basics of hand-sewing and design in classes throughout the Midwest.