The Great Maier Mercantile
I use leather for my crossbody bags, belt bags and belts because it is an exceptional material, each piece having unique texture and grain. I inspect each hide for hidden features that dictate how I cut it to capture the best drape for each finished product. Ninety percent of the hides I use are sourced as remnants from a furniture company. As these pieces were destined to become furniture, they are soft but also durable. The cut pieces are machine sewed and reinforced at every stress point with additional rivets for durability. Straps are created from recycled vintage leather belts.