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OUR CRAFT


There’s freedom in every bag.

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

That’s why we’re 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

Sourcing premiere cork fabric was priority one. Our choice had to check all of the boxes……luxuriously soft yet durable and long-lasting. The best in the world!

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

Our exact source is kept on the down-low {Do you blame us?} but we can tell you that skilled workers ethically and sustainably harvest our cork from a small but mighty PETA - Certified vegan Portuguese company. Boxes checked!  

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

Perfectly Refined

Clearly, we believe in Earth friendly partners. That’s why we require a tannery that uses the most natural, eco-friendly processes in the industry. We have that in Wickett & Craig.

Creating US jobs since 1867, this premiere US tannery perfected the labor-intensive craft of vegetable tanning, producing superior leathers of refined quality. In fact, they are only 1 of 2 veg tanneries in the country! Boy, did we get lucky?

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. We believed that craftsmanship would be found right here in the US. We were 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, Ernest, Russ and their family of crafters {including two adorable dogs} believe that no detail is too small. And, so do we. We’re big fans of their craft, and know that you will be, too. 

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