Our goods are made with respect for their origin and future.

Leather is a natural material – its fibers are woven through the life of a being. We use leather that is a byproduct of agriculture, and we revere the animal in use of its hide.

When functionally sound, we incorporate marks in the hide like scars, flea bites and barbed wire scratches to respect a reflection of the cow’s life and to maximize use of this natural material.

Each leather good is made with full-grain leather in thick weights for durability.  We use solid cast brass hardware whenever possible and set copper rivets by hand to withstand rough use.

Each piece is made by hand by Ian Cochrane in Asheville, North Carolina.

Ian Cochrane, Balsam Mountain Leather