Hand and Hide is an online leather goods company born out of a love for photography, travel and exploration. We create our goods using a combination of old fashioned techniques and cutting-edge technology ensuring that your Hand and Hide gear is around for decades to come.
Our all leather phone wallets are our most popular sellers. These handy cases hold not only your phone, but all of your other wallet essentials like your ID, cash and cards as well. Here we will walk you through exactly how we hand craft our leather phone cases, using time-tested techniques to ensure our phone wallets not only protect your device from damage but age beautifully along the way.
How do we make leather cases that don’t fall apart?
Our making process is specific, involved and features quality checks at each and every step, ensuring that all of our goods meet our standards which our customers have come to rely on.
First, we select the leather. The Italian leather we use for our phone cases is from one of the oldest tanneries in Europe and is widely considered the best veg-tanned tooling leather on the market. We carefully select the best part of the hide for each product so that it has beautiful character.
Next we precision cut the hide ensuring the shape and openings are perfect for your specific phone model. We design our cases so that you have full access to every port, camera and button when your phone is in its case, while maintaining the secure hold you depend on.
Next, we stitch the phone using a traditional saddle stitch. This creates a figure eight pattern of durable thread that prevents unraveling, and stands up to years of wear.
Lastly, we hammer the stitching, burnish the edges with beeswax before polishing and shipping out to our customers.
We put this same quality and attention into all of our products, from our largest leather totes to our smallest headphone organizer. Head to our shop and take a look at all the goods we’ve been making lately.
Commitment to Quality & Lifetime Guarantee
When our customers walk into our Hand and Hide studio, the first thing they notice is the aroma of our leather. Leather has a distinctive and evocative smell that those of you who love leather just can’t get enough of. We are privileged to work with it every day. And more than that, we are privileged to provide leather goods that are built to last. The second thing our customers notice is the number of work spaces. Messy and cluttered workspaces, dirty with the scraps of our projects.
Our space is full of the constant reminder that everything we do, is done right here in our Portland, OR workspace. This is where the best pieces of leather are selected, cut, engraved, stitched, hammered and burnished. At each and every step, we craftsmen check again and again to ensure that every piece we ship out or hand off meets our high standards for quality and beauty.
We make our leather goods to stand the test of time and well-loved wear. Another joy of working with leather is that it just gets better with age.
That is why we can stand firmly behind our lifetime guarantee for each and every leather phone wallet, bag, travel accessory and cover we ship. In the event that something snaps or breaks we will replace or repair it for free. As promised.