Tradition & Continuance: A New Collection
Three years ago I started building leather bags...
My intentions were not to make products for anyone else by myself. What as once a basement hobby has now turned into a full fledged career. My love for leather has grown tremendously and I have a mantra to learn a new technique everyday. When producing goods by hand it is imperative to let your guard down and to always have an open mind. This open mindedness will forever drive you to push forward and build new products. For the first time in three years I have developed a new collection for Howl + Hide built on the backbone of traditional leather working methods using some of the best materials in the world.
New Bridle Leather
From the start I have strictly utilized Oil Tanned leather for my products. While I still love oil tanned leather, being the most popular amongst boot manufacturers, I needed a little inspiration and to make a change. As a business owner it is incredibly easy to go with he flow in whatever you do. By switching over to exclusively use bridle leather I was able to bring to life bags that will last over 100 years. Bridle leather refers to the way that a piece of leather (cow hide) is finished at the tannery. Bridle leather has both the Flesh and Grain side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax.
All New Lineup of Bags
I started developing the new line of bags about 8 months ago. I kept thinking back on my previous work and wanted to make it better. It all started when I wanted to introduce some canvas items and started building canvas bags based off off Civil War- WW2 bags. This lead to my now obsession with old Swiss Army bags. I saw one over 100 years old and new that I needed to build the new collection around that. I hope you find that these changes made have an amazing addition to the foreground of Howl + Hide.