RusticLeatherCo

Purveyor of Quality Hand Made Leather Goods MADE in USA

1803 Sales

RusticLeatherCo

Purveyor of Quality Hand Made Leather Goods MADE in USA

1803 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   MADE In the USA, Rustic Leather handcrafts full grain leather briefcases, messenger bags, satchels, backpacks, duffel bags, guitar cases, iPad cases, US mailbags, wallets, purses & more all with an old world, romantic feel. Our durable, vintage style items are individually hand made in Texas good 'ol USA by our skilled artisans.

Please look at our "ABOUT" page for more info & pictures of our shop.
www.etsy.com/shop/RusticLeatherCo/about
Our "Policies" page explains our easy, 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!
www.etsy.com/shop/RusticLeatherCo/policy

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

MADE In the USA, Rustic Leather handcrafts full grain leather briefcases, messenger bags, satchels, backpacks, duffel bags, guitar cases, iPad cases, US mailbags, wallets, purses & more all with an old world, romantic feel. Our durable, vintage style items are individually hand made in Texas good 'ol USA by our skilled artisans.

Please look at our "ABOUT" page for more info & pictures of our shop.
www.etsy.com/shop/RusticLeatherCo/about
Our "Policies" page explains our easy, 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!
www.etsy.com/shop/RusticLeatherCo/policy

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RusticLeatherCo

Custom Leather Engraving, Logo
US$45.00
Custom Engraving, Monogram
US$32.00
Journal Refill - Tree Free Cotton Paper
US$14.00
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About

How It All Started

After making my first leather bag in 2008 I carried it everywhere. To my job, on trips, to the coffee shop... I even took it on hikes. Everywhere I went I received compliments on my leather satchel and had a request from a former associate to make him one. Once I did this I wanted to make more & change up the design a bit.

After a year of dabbling and totally killing my wife Lisa's sewing machine I purchased a heavy duty leather sewing machine (Cobra Series 4) and really went to town. I honed my once lost high school elective of leather crafts to a new level of skill. I found a local, retired, master leather craftsman (John) and asked him to be my mentor. He & his wife took me under their wing and taught me all about leather & assembly. John & his wife Maria liked my designs so much that they came out of retirement to help out. John is a great Master Leather Craftsman and it has been more than a pleasure working with him & Maria. They know their stuff and have been making leather bags, belts, clothing, holsters, hats plus tons more for over 50 years! Once I started designing more items we needed more help and found not only a great guy but one hard working, knowledgeable leather craftsman when Craig came on board. One thing led to another and Craig suggested we add his friend Ruben to our collective on a part time basis in order to keep up with sales demand. So when things get busy around here we call in "the Ruben"!
Our latest member of the team is Max who joined us in February 2013. He has over 20 years of experience working in the leather industry & finds it a nice pace to work for a small, family owned business. His experience & knowledge will bring a whole new level to Rustic Leather.

My wife Lisa has always been supportive with Rustic Leather & offered her awesome people & accounting skills to the mix. She has been our customer service Goddess since 2010 and will take care of you as if you were family.

We wanted... or needed a family vacation in 2011 but still wanted to service our customers. We then added our neighbor & daughter's babysitter Theresa as our part time warehouse & shipping gal. She kept orders fulfilled like a real pro & so now she keeps things organized & shipped on an as needed, part time basis.

We now have our quaint little shop comfortably located in Del Rio Texas where most of our team lives. It is very satisfying to be able to help several families sustain themselves in these economically difficult times.

Anyway, we are a growing family owned business and Etsy has been a paramount part to our success. We love the hand made community here and feel blessed to be a part of it.

Thank you for reading my long winded story & being a fan of Rustic Leather!

~Dave

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Shop members
  • Dave

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Honcho

    After making my first bag in 2008 and resurrecting my high school craft elective I became addicted to leather crafting. I got many compliments on that first bag so I made more. I sold my first bag to an associate in 2009 and Rustic Leather was born!

  • John

    Maker, Master Leather Craftsman

    John has been a leather craftsman for over 50 years! He has made everything from belts to saddles. After being Dave's mentor for about a year John came out of retirement to join the Rustic Leather collective full time in 2010.

  • Craig

    Maker, Leather Craftsman

    Craig joined the Rustic leather collective in early 2011 and brought with him a plethora of skills and his crazy personality. He cuts the leather pieces, assembles and sews the bags with the greatest of care. He is also a rivet setting maniac.

  • Max

    Maker

    Max joined us in February 2013 and is a welcome addition to our collective. He has over 20 years in the leather industry under his belt (pun intended) and has a wealth of knowledge and experience from purchasing to assembly.

  • Theresa

    Warehouse Maven And Shipper

    Theresa is our next door neighbor and our daughters baby sitter. In May 2010 we needed help with our booth at a hand made arts and crafts fair, Tree (as we call her) was hired. She keeps our warehouse organized and gets your order out lickety split.

  • Maria

    Maker, Leather Crafter

    Maria is Johns wife and they came to Rustic Leather as a team in 2010. She has been creating beautiful leather pieces for almost as long as John and now we have the privilege of having her assemble our bags. Her skill and patience is astounding.

  • Ruben

    Maker, Leather Crafter, Part Time

    When things get busy around here we call in Ruben. He was recommended to us by Craig who has known him for 14 years, and he is learning leather craft quickly. He specializes in cutting out our leather pieces from large hides and makes our wallets.

  • Laney

    Our Daughter And Inspiration

    Laney really does not make anything at Rustic Leather except maybe a mess. She also asks everybody tons of questions and wanting to play. Since she is part of the family we had to include her in our collective! Maybe someday she will be Head Honcho.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 8, 2015
Welcome to Rustic Leather where we make handcrafted, old world, full grain leather carry goods. Our durable vintage style products are individually hand crafted in Texas USA by skilled artisans who take great pride in their work. When you buy a Rustic Leather product, you buy a wondrous, heirloom piece that will last your whole life and then some.

I have traveled the world over and know the difference between quality products and cheap products. I know customer service and will always treat you as I would want to be treated... courteously and fairly. When you buy a Rustic Leather product, you become part of the Rustic Leather extended family.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Shipping
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Customs & duties are the purchasers responsibility. Please look into what your country's rate will be. Please do not ask us to ship as a gift or commercial sample as that is illegal & we follow the law.
Refunds and Exchanges
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

If, for any reason you are not satisfied with your Rustic Leather item, please contact us within 14 days of purchase to receive a Return Authorization Number (RA#) and instructions on returning your item. We will issue your choice of an exchange or a refund for the total amount of the item you are returning, excluding shipping. We can not accept any returns without an issued RA#.
How easy and risk free is that?

Please note that customized orders can not be returned, this also includes engraving.
Additional policies and FAQs
We at Rustic Leather have taken great effort to bring you the most durable products available. We triple-check our work and not let any product go that does not meet our strict quality control standards. Since we use the finest materials available, we are confident that your Rustic Leather bag will last a lifetime with normal use and care. This is to say that carrying your bag daily and chucking it in the back of your vehicle is ok. Leaving it outside in a tropical rain forest for a week while monkeys chew on it probably wouldn't be cool.

We are required by law to have our makers mark on our products,however you can order without our makers mark on the front. Just be sure to specify in the notes section when ordering that you would like it either inside or on the back.