At Hand and Hide we craft our leather goods entirely in our Portland Oregon studio. Jeff (our founder) discovered a passion for leather craft while traveling in North Africa, a passion that has transformed into what is now Hand and Hide. We are a small team of 4 dedicated craftspeople all with different backgrounds, but with a common goal of providing the best possible leather goods to our customers. Our products reflect our belief that functional objects should be pleasing to hold and to behold.We are proud to be a part of the resurgence in American craft that is bringing consumers and makers closer together. We embrace modern technology while paying homage to leathercraft traditions that are centuries old. Our products are precisely cut using digital patterns and then entirely crafted by hand. They are hand-stitched - no sewing machines involved. This attention to detail pervades everything we do, from our in-house product design to our photography, marketing and shipping. We stand behind all of our products and offer a lifetime guarantee.
Jeff: Owner and Designer. He does all the product design, some customer service, and many other things. Away from the studio he enjoys the outdoors as well as working on his house.
Sara: Director of Operations. Mostly found at her standing desk. She handles shipping, customer service, writing the newsletter, and a few other things. Her hobbies include book binding, reading, and chicken tending.
Hannah: Production and Marketing. She can be found stitching up a case, planning our social media strategy, or working on the site. Outside of work, Hannah loves spending time with her husband, watching Netflix, and baking.
Sergei: Production. Another hands-on team member getting that hand stitching done. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing and hiking.