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Leather Goods for the Perfect Summer

Leather Goods for the Perfect Summer

May 25, 2017

We’ve been working on some new engravings for our summer-friendly products here at the Hand and Hide headquarters. We were inspired to create some new designs by all of the amazing sunny weather we’ve been having here in Portland lately and our insatiable desire to get outdoors and enjoy nature....

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Local Maker Spotlight - Venn Designs

Local Maker Spotlight - Venn Designs

May 16, 2017

Hello dear readers - this is the beginning of a new tradition on our Hand and Hide blog. Once a month we will feature a local maker whose products and philosophy we love. We hope you enjoy these forays into the minds of local makers as well as all the...

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Hand & Hide Camping Tips for Summer

Hand & Hide Camping Tips for Summer

May 10, 2017

Camping season is upon us and it is time to get your gear together and start using your weekends to explore the natural wonders close, or not so close, to home. We asked our staff to share their favorite stories, spots or advice about camping as well as their Hand...

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Cord Organizers for Travel & Work

Cord Organizers for Travel & Work

May 06, 2017

Traveling this summer? You might find it worthwhile to invest in a cord organizer from Hand & Hide so you can save space in your suitcase for more important things - like all the cool finds you’re going to bring back with you. First we’ll give you a rundown on...

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A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Picky Mom

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Picky Mom

April 20, 2017

Looking for some Mother’s Day gift inspiration? This can be one of the hardest gifting occasions because - let’s face it - Mom can be a little picky. Also, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s have been stereotyped into an endless cycle of flowers, cards and chocolate. No wonder your mom can’t...

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New Phone Wallet Filter!

New Phone Wallet Filter!

April 12, 2017

Ever been frustrated trying to find something online and you just can’t seem to find the path? Well, we’ve been there too and we understand how annoying it can be to navigate a twisty, turny website. That is why we have been working so hard to make our navigation a...

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Ready or Not: Here Comes the Samsung Galaxy S8

Ready or Not: Here Comes the Samsung Galaxy S8

March 29, 2017

Are you ready to unbox your new Samsung Galaxy S8? The newest phone from Samsung is ready to unveil tomorrow and hopefully restore Samsung’s reputation as a reliable smartphone manufacturer. We at Hand and Hide have been closely watching the rumors and leaks for this cutting edge design and have...

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Power of the Purse 2017

Power of the Purse 2017

March 22, 2017

The Girls Inc Power of Purse 2017 gala has come and gone and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Our amazing leather tote bag with henna hands in a gesture of love was auctioned off for charity last Friday night at the Hilton in downtown Portland. Here is a...

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Leather in Any Weather: A Care Guide Part II

Leather in Any Weather: A Care Guide Part II

March 08, 2017

Last week we talked about how to care for leather in wet and dry environments. This week we wanted to wrap up our leather care guide with a few notes on leather conditioning and aging. Re-Conditioning: Is It Even Necessary? Here at Hand and Hide we take great pride in...

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Leather in Any Weather: A Care Guide Part I

Leather in Any Weather: A Care Guide Part I

March 01, 2017

Our hometown of Portland Oregon is incredibly rainy, as I write it is literally dumping outside! You might ask why a leather goods store would set up shop in such a wet environment knowing that water is no friend to leather. Although rain can make leather care potentially difficult we...

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We Love Girls Inc

We Love Girls Inc

February 22, 2017

In honor of our 6th year partnering with Girls INC of the PNW and their Power of the Purse Charity, we thought we would shed some light on why we love Girls INC and have chosen to work with them as our local charity. BackgroundGirls INC has a long history...

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New Phone Wallet Colors

New Phone Wallet Colors

January 27, 2017 1 Comment

I have exciting news for you, we are changing our colors this year! We are switching to a different kind of dye that has more vibrant color and should be more resistant to water spots. Our range of browns is very similar, so we kept the same names, but be aware it...

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Huawei Phone Case Review

Huawei Phone Case Review

January 05, 2017

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great Thursday on this New Year week one. One of the benefits of making leather phone cases is getting to hear about all the smartphone companies out there. There are some pretty unknown brands out there that are killing it when it comes to...

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Canadian Woodworking Review

Canadian Woodworking Review

January 03, 2017

 

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Photo Contest 2016

Photo Contest 2016

September 22, 2016

We had a photo contest recently. We asked on Facebook, Instagram and through our newsletter for people to share photos of their Hand and Hide goods in real life. The contest is over, but we wanted to share the Winner and the runner ups with you!

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More Than Turquoise Feature!

More Than Turquoise Feature!

August 11, 2016

Our riveted tote bag was recently featured on the More Than Turquoise fashion and lifestyle blog! Jamie was looking for a phone case for her hubby when she spotted our selection of handmade leather totes. And... she was riveted. We know that Jamie has good taste because not only does she...

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New Wallets!

New Wallets!

August 04, 2016

We are introducing three new wallet styles! Slim, Small and Micro.

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New Engraving Designs

New Engraving Designs

July 19, 2016 2 Comments

We have greatly expanded our stock engraved design options. Read more to see all of our new designs.

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4 Leather Terms Explained

4 Leather Terms Explained

July 12, 2016

I asked in our survey what you guys wanted to hear more of from us, and several people said our process and leather info in general. So today I am going to give you a brief introduction to leather types and terms.

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Our Team

Our Team

June 07, 2016

Meet our team and learn a little about us! Jeff From: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Arriving in Pittsburgh via the Fort Pitt tunnel still gets me every time.  You emerge from the darkness of the tunnel and are presented with the entire downtown skyline - it’s magical. Portland reminds me of a hipper, younger...

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Behind the Scenes: Making a Phone Case

Behind the Scenes: Making a Phone Case

March 28, 2016

Here at Hand and Hide we work hard to make sure each individual case turns out beautifully. In our small studio this process looks a lot different than it does for a large manufacturer. We make our products from start to finish in our studio in Portland, Oregon. Each and...

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2016 Power of the Purse

2016 Power of the Purse

March 07, 2016

For the past 5 years Hand and Hide has participated in Power of the Purse, a fundraiser for Girls Inc of the PNW. In previous years we've been paired up with a local 'purse-o-nality' and designed a bag reflecting that person's passions.This year things played out a little differently. We were not...

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2015 Power of the Purse - bag design

2015 Power of the Purse - bag design

January 19, 2015

It's that time of year again; the 10th annual Power of the Purse is only 7 weeks away. The bags are due in 2 weeks and there is a 10th anniversary preview gala this Thursday. I am going to try to have my bag ready for the preview. This year...

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Power of the Purse 2014 - Part Two:  The Event

Power of the Purse 2014 - Part Two: The Event

March 15, 2014

It was a great event last night, with record-breaking funds raised for Girls Inc. For my part, my bag sold for $2750 (fifth out 14 bags) and Shanin Prusia (with whom I collaborated on the design of the bag) matched the winning bid with a cash donation in addition to...

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