My leather work began 10 years ago. Initially I was searching for a wallet to give to my brother for a gift. Distraught with the junk at department stores I found a piece of leather at a craft store. It has been important to me that I use sustainable biodegradable materials instead of man made synthetics. I believe that by making things designed to not fall apart people can spend less time working to replace things. Leaving more time for the important stuff. Please note Clintonville Leather is a one man operation. All items are made to order. The normal lead time is 3-4 weeks.