Our Story

It all started with a box cutter, a basement, & a whole lot of cheap faux leather jackets....

People ask every single day how I started Howl + Hide and every time I look up and have to think about the time I was first starting to learn how to work with leather. In October 2014 I picked up a new hobby making leather bags and wallets. I used to shop around all the vintage shops here in Indianapolis and I would buy every single used leather jacket I could find to learn how to hand stitch. I turned my basement into my workshop and would read old Al Stohlman books cover to cover. As my craft progressed and after numerous requests for items, the designs I made transitioned into the products I offer today. Every single item in the shop is 100% built by hand using materials sourced right here in the U.S.A. just as it should be.