Since 2008, every item that we have made has been from bison leather. Bison leather has extremely unique, variable, deep natural texture. It’s also very thick, and it is one of the strongest leathers in the world. From a leather working perspective, the challenge for us has always been to transform this gnarly, robust material into ‘Fine Leather Goods’ that are thin, soft, elevated and refined. Strong leathers are usually hard, and thus clunky, inflexible and uncomfortable to use. And soft leathers are usually beautiful, but fragile and easily destroyed. We believe that we have found the perfect middle ground, as our particular variety of bison leather is both extremely soft and infinitely durable.
Our bison hides are a by-product of the ranch raised bison meat industry, which is a financial driver of the bisons’ thundering comeback of the last few decades. Meat demand outstrips hide demand, so the hides are extra. We have built a deep, domestic supply chain of idealistic small business who source our hides, tan our leather, and help us with final production. Our supply chain is comprised of entrepreneurial dreamers who work for themselves, and who respect the animals, the environment and real quality of craft. In addition, we donate 5% of all online sales to the the American Prairie Reserve, a group who is building a massive nature reserve in Montana that will include bison herds on their native habitat in the Great Plains.