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There’s freedom in every bag.

I believe in the liberty to follow our dreams. To live an effortlessly adventurous life in a thoughtful environment.

That’s why my team and I showing up every day to create an All-American company that doesn’t just talk about freedom – we cultivate it.

A leather craftsmen in Connecticut working on a handsome mens reversible belt of cork fabric and veg tanned leather deigned by accessories designer, Paula Parisotto, in California.

Thoughtfully Sourced

During my initial design process, sourcing premiere cork fabric was priority one. My choice had to check all of the boxes……luxuriously soft yet durable and long-lasting, skillfully harvested and ethically fabricated.

After 2 toilsome years of research and sampling, California and Portugal collided in a coffee shop in Malibu and, boom, all of my cork dreams came true.

My exact source is kept on the down-low {Do you blame me?} but I can tell you that my small but mighty PETA-Certified vegan Portuguese company checked all of the boxes. I truly believe that it's the best in the world!!!!

Rolls of quality cork fabric imported from Portugal sit in Connecticut USA ready to be cut and sewn into unique gifts.

Perfectly Refined

I'm all about Earth friendly partners. That’s why my leather details require a tannery that uses the most natural, eco-friendly processes in the industry. I have that in Wickett & Craig.

Creating US jobs since 1867, this premiere US tannery perfected the labor-intensive craft of vegetable tanning, the use of bark and other vegetable tannins to naturally tan hide. Producing superior leathers of refined quality, they are only 1 of 2 veg tanneries in the country! 

A worn pair of scissors and Paula Parisotto Cork Accessories brand embossed on veg tan leather sit on top of an old wooden workbench in Connecticut USA ready to be sewn into a cork purse. 

Quality Handcrafted

Having carefully chosen materials commands quality hand-craftsmanship. I knew that craftsmanship would be found right here in the US. I was correct.

In business since 1985, Waterbury Leatherworks spent the first 6 years crafting for Dooney & Bourke. {Talk about quality!} With a whopping 90+ years of combined experience in crafting quality leather goods, Russ, Ernest and their family of skilled sewers, believe that no detail is too small. And, so do I. I'm a big fan of their talents, and know that you will be, too. 

A middle aged african american man sits behind a machine carefully sewing luxury designer cork purses