ClintonvilleLeather's Shop Announcement

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― Francis of Assisi

Hello, welcome to Clintonville Leather.

I am devoted to creating heirloom quality items from the finest full grain vegetable tanned leather from Belgium which is produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

I strongly believe vegetable tanned leather is a superior alternative to man made synthetics which pollute our earth. Leather is biodegradable and my items are built with maximum durability in mind so you get back what you invest.

It is unfortunate that I should feel obligated to mention this but all of my work is completed by hand without the assistance of machines. No shortcuts of any kind are taken. I am proud to offer work done in the traditional way without regards to cost cutting measures.

Every piece is cut by hand with my blade and a straight edge. I keep my blades sharp and my hands precise. Every piece is hand oiled, hand stained, hand finished, hand conditioned every tiny detail is completed without a machine.

There is no CEO, Clintonville leather does not have an advertising department or a marketing team. We (I) do not manufacture overseas. Your item is made in my studio. The money that would have been spent on the secretaries vacation goes to buying higher quality materials. There is a big difference between a $4 piece of leather and a $20 piece of leather and it might be hard to tell for many. I strive to use the best materials available at any time at any price.

New for 2016: I am proud to announce the arrival of Hermann Oak Old World Harness Leather for belts. Check back soon. Women's wallets are also due for 2016. If there isn't something you see feel free to ask; I am available for custom work.

Bill Carnes

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.