HANDandHIDE

Fine crafted leather goods

Portland, Oregon · 7530 Sales

HANDandHIDE

Fine crafted leather goods

Portland, Oregon 7530 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1435)

Announcement   Order by December 7th to receive items by Christmas!
Orders after that date may not arrive before christmas.

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Offering a range of hand-crafted leather goods, specializing in iPhone wallets, folios for iPads and Kindles, wallets for men and women and bike accessories.

I am bringing centuries-old tradition into the modern world, by adapting ancient motifs to modern functional designs. My products are all made of vegetable-tanned full-grain leather which is dyed with eco-friendly dyes and waxed before being hand-stitched with durable braided nylon thread.

There are natural variations that occur in the leather texture. I try to select the best parts of each hide, but small scars or blemishes may be present and only add to the rich patina. Similarly, since I hand dye each item, there will be variations in the coloring which will make each item an entirely unique piece of functional art.

You will be sure to attract attention as you wear or carry one of these unique products. I hope you enjoy your purchase and I appreciate your feedback.

Thanks

Jeff Amrhein

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

Order by December 7th to receive items by Christmas!
Orders after that date may not arrive before christmas.

***** Currently orders are shipping approximately 2 weeks from the order date. Thanks for your patience. *****

Offering a range of hand-crafted leather goods, specializing in iPhone wallets, folios for iPads and Kindles, wallets for men and women and bike accessories.

I am bringing centuries-old tradition into the modern world, by adapting ancient motifs to modern functional designs. My products are all made of vegetable-tanned full-grain leather which is dyed with eco-friendly dyes and waxed before being hand-stitched with durable braided nylon thread.

There are natural variations that occur in the leather texture. I try to select the best parts of each hide, but small scars or blemishes may be present and only add to the rich patina. Similarly, since I hand dye each item, there will be variations in the coloring which will make each item an entirely unique piece of functional art.

You will be sure to attract attention as you wear or carry one of these unique products. I hope you enjoy your purchase and I appreciate your feedback.

Thanks

Jeff Amrhein

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Jeffrey Amrhein

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Jeffrey Amrhein

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About

Carrying on the tradition

Several years ago I sat on a tiny stool in a small leather shop in the Marrakesh souq, watching as a craftsman sewed a large leather cushion. As I followed his hands rapidly moving back forth, needles flashing, he happily explained everything he was doing. He kept offering me glasses of tea and I kept watching and listening – utterly fascinated. When, several hours later, I finally looked at the tray full of empty tea glasses, I realized that I was hooked before I even started working with leather.

That began a gradual learning process. Over the next few years as I was wandering around North Africa, Asia and the Middle East, fully a third of my backpack was stuffed with leather scraps, tools and powdered dyes. I continued to seek out local artisans, learning from anyone who was willing to share. I did leather work in all of my spare time, eventually replacing my camera pack with an ever evolving series of leather bags. When I returned home, my travels ended but my passion for leather craft remained.

Little did I know back then, in Marrakesh, sitting on that stool, that today I would be doing leather work full-time, making a living doing what I love.

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Shop members

  • Jeff

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Adventurer, photographer, traveler, leather craftsman, mushroom forager, drinker of great beer...

  • Chelsea

    Production

    Loves to ride her motorcycle.

  • Jenny

    Production

    Is an amazing cook.

  • Sara

    Customer Service, Marketer

    Loves to craft and take care of her pets.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment through Paypal, Direct Checkout through Etsy.
Shipping
U.S. Shipping:
We ship all items domestically via US Postal Service (USPS) Priority mail (2-3 days) unless other arrangements are made up front. All items are shipped with insurance for the full purchase price and have delivery confirmation, so you'll get a tracking number.

International shipping:
International buyers are responsible for all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. These charges can be significant - often exceeding 25% of the purchase price. Also note that items can be held in customs for long periods of time. Usually items will arrive in Europe, Asia or Australasia in 10 days to 2 weeks, but sometimes it takes much longer. The US Postal Service will not allow an insurance claim to be posted until one month has passed.

Shipping upgrades on will only upgrade the shipping method and will not speed up the crafting time.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you decide to cancel your order before we have started working on it, We'll immediately issue a full refund. Once we have started work, however, we may not be able to issue a refund; we will work with you to come to an agreement.

We strive to resolve any order discrepancies as quickly as possible. If we are at fault, we will repair, replace or refund your item at no charge to you and will reimburse your return shipping.

If you are unsatisfied with our product for any other reason, you may return it for a partial refund or store credit within 30 days of delivery. Made-to-order items (most of the products we sell) will be subject to a minimum 30% restocking fee. Customized or personalized items will only be returnable under special circumstances for 50% store credit. Scratch and Dent or ready-made items are returnable but are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Please contact us before returning.

Clearance item sales are final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some information about the leather we use:
The exterior leather is the finest quality veg-tanned tooling leather available. It is single shoulder only, ensuring the best grain and most consistent thickness possible. The interior leather is known as English Kip and is a full grain calf leather. As with all full-grain leather, the exterior surface of the leather is the untouched surface of the cow - only the hair has been removed. Most cheaper leathers that are not full-grain have this exterior sanded away and are finished with some synthetic material perfectly free of blemishes and character.

Full grain leather, however, will still carry the small scars and scratches that the animal experiences during its life. We regard these small marks as character marks and they ensure that your leather item is entirely unique. We will avoid any larger scars or scratches that would affect the strength or durability of the product, but smaller marks may be present and they can affect the coloring (see below.)

The back surface of the leather is much like suede - and is not smooth like the front side. We wax and seal the back side which makes it a little bit smoother and it will become naturally smoother with use. Occasional marks from the tannery may be present on the back side of the leather.


A little bit about color:
We do our best to make sure that the color of the product you receive is as close as possible to what you see in the product listings. There are many factors, however, that may lead to a discrepancy.

The most likely factor is the screen in which you are viewing the listing photos. We use a color calibrated monitor and carefully adjust the color of our product photos in Photoshop to match the actual product. We use a Mac standard gamma of 2.2 which is slightly darker than the typical PC standard gamma of 1.8. If you are very particular about color and want to see the product photos as closely as possible to the way we see them, calibrate your monitor and set the gamma to 2.2.

With that said, colors look differently in different lighting conditions. We correct the white balance of the images for the actual lighting conditions when the photo was taken, so the photo should be very neutral. We can't control the lighting under which you view the product once you receive it, however. If you feel there is a discrepancy, please view the product in direct sunlight (or at least under a daylight bulb 5000 to 6000K.)

To further complicate matters, leather, as a natural material, has natural variations. Things like scars or dense patches will not take the dye as readily as other areas. The base color of leather will vary from hide to hide and even within a single hide. This affects the resulting finished color. When the product is finished, we use our best judgement on the color (as we do with the quality of workmanship in general,) and decide if it is up to our standards before we ship it.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you have a Lifetime Guarantee?

Hand and Hide uses the highest quality materials and crafting techniques.

All of our products come with a limited lifetime warranty which covers defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the product.

Since leather ages with use, our warranty does not cover changes in the appearance of the leather.

Should I treat the leather with something to keep it soft? If so what should I use?

Normal use should keep our products soft and supple. Most of our customers do not use anything to keep their item soft. If your climate is particularly dry, or you feel the need to apply treatment, we recommend using a neutral shoe polish. This may darken the leather somewhat however.

What is UPS Worldwide Expedited shipping?

"Guaranteed delivery by end of business day to more than 220 countries and territories. Delivery is guaranteed in two business days to
Canada, three business days to Mexico, three to four business days to Europe and four to five business days to Asia and Latin America."